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Ukrainian Police Forces Buy 1,220 Prius Hybrids



The police of The Ukraine will now appear a little more friendly while toughening up the image of the Toyota Prius. With the recent $34 million order of 1,220 Prius hybrids, the cars will become a very popular although likely scary sight in the rear-view mirrors of Ukrainian motorists.

There are currently about 300 hybrids on the roads of the Eastern-European nation. All the Lexus and Toyota hybrids are imported by Sumitomo, a company with the exclusive import rights to the green-automobiles.

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:ro fl: Enough said.

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Delivery of Toyota Prius to Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (Police)

http://www.sumitomocorp.co.jp/englis...31_080009.html
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Perhaps for the first time one can consider outrunning the police. Bad news for Smart fortwo cdi owners, they're still too slow to get away from what's possibly the slowest police vehicles in service.

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Imagine a country where the police use their vehicles to get to crime scenes, or prevent crimes. Not a country where police need to chase down, gun wielding or drug carrying, or libertarian rednecks, or white trash, or black trash. You've just imagined a country where a Prius can be a police vehicle.

Tough for an American to get...
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Or maybe......both?
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They could've bought electric cars that take an eternity to charge, are as slow as hybrids and have shorter range.
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They could've bought electric cars that take an eternity to charge, are as slow as hybrids and have shorter range.
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It seems everyone assumes they are going into police service..... perhaps they are for officials, friends and families' personla use....not that it could happen in the Ukrain.....oh no......uhuh?!?!
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But you can't outrun a radio. It's not to hard to out smart most criminals & when hi-speed chases ensue many times innocent people are killed or hurt. Not a bad idea to let the criminals make the mistake & use radios to their advantage.

Also a way to lower fuel cost since most of the time the police are not engaged in hi-speed chases & the Prius will work just fine. After all, the Crown Vic wasn't a fast car either here in the US.

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In some of these countries, the criminal justice system is harsher than in the USA.
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