Just before Monday’s 2:00 p.m. council meeting, in front of the Municipal Building, Dominion Dodge was demonstrating two electric vehicles that could be used by the parking police, said Lt. Hartman of the Roanoke City Police Department.
Mayor David Bowers, in passing caught me taking pictures and well, you know our Mayor’s camera shyness.
Don Walker, Account Manager from Bedford, said that the car runs 30 miles before recharging and can reach a speed of up to 25 mph. It plugs into any 110-volt outlet but a 15 AMP is preferred. They come in four and six passenger models.
The parking police are being moved from the Police Department to Billing and Collections in fiscal year 2012.