Promotional video of Carbon Motors E7 from Carbon Motors.
Video showing the Carbon Motors E7 Police Car (concept car) driving.
Video of Carbon Motors E7 police car at the 51st San Francisco Auto Show, November 2008.
The Carbon Motors 2008 Pure Justice Tour comes to an end in Tampa, Florida on December 18th and 19th, 2008. The new police car, not yet in production, is described as a purpose-built vehicle dedicated to the job of a police officer and designed to overshadow the aftermarket retrofits of retail police cars offered currently.
Carbon Motors is striving to attend to the major issue that 50 percent of police officer injuries occur in the vehicles they drive due to crashes or while managing combative subjects. Aftermarket adjustments to today’s police vehicles don’t necessarily meet the crash testing standards of the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA), but the Carbon Motors E7 is expected to meet or exceed all federally mandated safety and operational regulations when it leaves the Carbon Motors factory.
Upper dashboard display and controls for the E7 includes auto license plate recognition.
Vehicle Specifications provided by Carbon Motors — as of December 13, 2008
POWERTRAIN / CHASSIS
|Engine||Forced Induction 3.0 Diesel|
|Recommended Fuel||Ultra-low sulfur (ULS) Diesel or BioDiesel|
|Front Brakes||14″ Vented Discs, ABS|
|Rear Brakes||13″ Vented Discs, ABS|
|Wheels||18 x 8″ Steel|
|Front Suspension||Struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar|
|Rear Suspension||Multi-link, coil springs, self-leveling shocks, anti-roll bar|
|Curb Weight||4000 lbs|
|Weight Distribution (front/rear)||50% / 50%|
|Cargo Volume||20.0 cu ft|
|Fuel Capacity||18.0 gallons|
|0 – 60 mph||6.5 seconds|
|Quarter Mile||14.5 seconds @ 98.0 mph|
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|Braking 60 – 0 mph||125 feet|
|Lateral Acceleration||0.85 g|
|Combined City/Hwy Fuel Economy||28 – 30 mpg|
SELECTED FEATURES AND OPTIONS
All-new purpose-built vehicle platform exclusively for law enforcement
Bold highlighted items of special interest.
3D rendering of the Carbon Motors E7 police car.
Federal Signal is featured on the Carbon Motors E7 concept car.
Wikipedia: Police Car
Wikipedia: Police vehicles in the United States and Canada
Wikipedia: E7 (car)
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Wikipedia: PIT maneuver
Wikipedia: Automatic License Plate Recognition