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Cedar Rapids Police unveil new one-person, battery-operated vehicle

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Cedar Rapidians will soon see a police officer patrolling town on-foot, but he or she won't technically be walking.

On Monday, the police department unveiled its new one-person vehicle called the T-3.

It cost about $12,000, and will give officers a better vantage point when patrolling events like parades. 

T-3 Regional Sales Manager Jeff Walter says many other departments are buying them because it helps officers, especially those on bicycles, save their strength.

"They can maneuver through a crowd, they can go a long distance, and once they get there, whether its a medical emergency or some type of a law enforcement situation, they're at 100 percent of their capacity," Walter said.

The T-3 also runs completely on battery power, takes about 4 hours to fully charge, and travels at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.

Online Reporter - Brady Smith

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