Electric Police Vehicles
The City of Hyattsville Police Department is getting Cleaner & Greener!
The Hyattsville City Police Department operates a motor fleet of approximately 70 vehicles for Patrol, Investigators, Evidence Collection, ERT (Emergency Response Team) and Administration. Most of those vehicles are gasoline powered, but the agency is working hard to make it's vehicle fleet "greener" by utilizing all-electric and hybrid-electric vehicles whenever possible. Currently the department has the following non-polluting or less-polluting vehicles in operation:
- 2017 Chevrolet Bolt All-Electric Fully Marked Police Vehicle. (The first in the country!)
- 2017 & 2018 Zero DSP All-Electric Fully Marked Police Motorcycles. (2 total)
- 2021 Ford Interceptor Hybrid Fully Marked SUVs. (3 total)
- 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Unmarked Police Vehicle. (1 total)
- Segway All-Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices. (3 total)
- All-Electric Golf Cart - Fully Marked Police Vehicle for Special Events (Low Speed) (1 total)
In addition, the department has equipped seven (7) Patrol Vehicles and the "Hummer" Specialized Rescue Vehicle with "Anti-Idling Devices," which allow the officer to run the vehicle's emergency lights, radios, etc. for long periods of time without the engine running.
EV Charging Stations:
The City has several Level 2 (240 Volt) Electric Vehicle Charging Stations available in public parking lots. Charging at these stations is free, though there is a fee of .50/hr. to park in the lots from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday - Friday (except holidays).
- City Parking Lot #4, (4320 Farragut Street) (2 Stations)
- City Parking Lot #2 (4300 Blk. Hamilton Street) (2 Stations)
- City Parking Lot #1 (5123 Baltimore Ave - Under the Highway Bridge) (4 Stations)
EV Fast Chargers: Two 50kW DCFC Fast Charge stations are available in the Municipal Building Parking Lot at 4310 Gallatin Street. Both stations will accommodate vehicles with CHAdeMO or CCS Combo plugs.
There is a session fee of $2.00, plus .20 cents a minute to use these charging stations. An average 30-45 minute charge costs around $8.00 - $9.00. Fees are used to cover the costs of electricity and station maintenance.