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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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Sumitomo Corporation (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Kuniharu Nakamura) has signed an agreement with DERZHEKOINVEST (Head Office: Kiev; President: Koblya Mykhailo), which is under the State Environmental Investment Agency of Ukraine (Head Office: Kiev; Head: Vladyslav Iakubovski; hereinafter, "SEIA") to deliver about 1200 units of police-specification Prius on August 29, for Ukraine's police vehicle renewal project. For this roughly US$34 million agreement, Sumitomo Corporation will start the delivery around February 2013.

According to a Green Investment Scheme1 agreement concluded between the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture; Chairman: Kazuo Furukawa; hereinafter, "NEDO") and SEIA2, the police vehicle renewal project will be carried out as a GIS project. Replacing existing vehicles with Toyota Motor Corporation's Prius which uses latest technologies will allow for a dramatic improvement in fuel efficiency and about a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions.

Partly due to the fact that the country does not have an eco-car subsidy system, hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles are not widely used in Ukraine. Sumitomo Corporation recognizes the significance of the project as it believes that the delivery of 1200 hybrid vehicles to the public office will not only help address global warming but also contribute to reducing the country's environmental impact and raising awareness of the environment.

With 45 million people, Ukraine has the biggest population in Eastern Europe, excluding Russia. The country sits in a geopolitically important area in Europe and the Eurasian region, and is expected to achieve rapid economic development in the future. Sumitomo Corporation established an office in Kiev in 1993, and has since been involved in automobile, construction equipment, agricultural chemicals, power generation facilities and other businesses. As for automobiles, the Kiev Branch is engaged in passenger vehicle sales through an importer and seller of Toyota/Lexus vehicles, Toyota Ukraine, and a dealership Summit Motors Ukraine. The car business has the greatest share of the Japanese brand car market in the country. Sumitomo Corporation will continue to contribute to the development of the country through these businesses.
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:ro fl: Enough said.

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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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:ro fl: Enough said.

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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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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.

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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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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.
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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:ro fl: Enough said.

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