Campus Police first to add Electric Bike in Kentucky
Eastern University in Kentucky has upgraded its campus police force with a new electric motorcycle. Eastern will be the first campus in Kentucky to have an electric motorcycle as part of their campus security force.
The Vectrix motorcycle is projected to save Eastern $10,000 in gas annually if it is used as much as their gas cruiser. More money will also be saved with the new motorcycle because the cruisers will lesser miles, giving the campus lower cruiser maintenance costs.
The campus police department is also looking to deploy the Vectrix in areas that were previously only accessible by the bicycle patrol. Since the motorcycle can do 62 mph, the campus security can reach these areas much more quickly now, helping the department operate more efficiently.
Eastern is also making a positive statement about helping the environment by using the Vectrix motorcycle.