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Jun 25, 2008
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Smart is helping London's Metropolitan Police Service cut carbon emissions in Britain's capital city as they take part in the market trial of the fully electric, Smart ed.Four versions of the iconic, low emission, two-seat car will be used in congested urban areas for routine police operations. Two of the cars have Metropolitan Police livery and will be deployed in both Central London and at Heathrow Airport.

The smart ed (electric drive) is powered solely by electricity and is charged using a standard electric wall plug. The car emits no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons or particulate matter. It is incredibly economical and can achieve the equivalent of around 300mpg.

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Stuart Middleton, Director of Transport Services for the Metropolitan Police Service, said: "The public might be surprised to see Smart `police' cars on the streets of London, but we're excited about taking part in this market trial. Policing a city like London brings its own particular challenges and we're always keen to try new ideas and innovations. The Smart ed enables us to have a police presence in very congested areas.

Dermot Kelly, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars, commented: "This Smart ed market trial is an important part of our commitment to sustainable mobility. It's positive news that a visible organization such the Metropolitan Police understands the benefits of the car and we'll be working closely with them to gather data about the cars' performance in daily use."

The Smart ed has a top speed of 60mph and a range of up to 70 miles between charges. So we don't expect it will be used in any high-speed pursuits any time soon.

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