Polaris supplied a fleet of its electric utility vehicles to support Devon and Cornwall Police’s security operations around the Carbis Bay beach area for the G7 summit last week.
A total of seven electric-powered Ranger EVs and one Ranger Diesel machine were deployed for the event, along with full vehicle operation and safety training for firearms officers.
They were supplied by CR Willcocks, a Polaris dealer based in the South West of England.
Charging from a standard domestic plug and propelled by a single 48-volt, high-efficiency AC-induction motor, the Ranger EV needs little maintenance due to its direct drive system.
Stephen Retallick, dealer principal at CR Willcocks, based in Newton Abbot, said, “Polaris have been excellent in helping us supply this fleet of electric UTVs to help Devon & Cornwall Police keep the G7 leaders secure.
“As more and more farmers and landowners go green, our involvement in the G7 Summit will raise awareness around the availability of electric off-road vehicles even more.”
Superintendent Joanne Hall of Devon and Cornwall Police added, “The G7 Summit was the largest operation in Devon and Cornwall Police history, with a total of 6,500 officers and staff on duty from all over the UK.
“We worked extremely hard to minimise the impact on the community around Cornwall, and as part of those efforts, we enlisted a fleet of electric Polaris Ranger vehicles to patrol and monitor the beaches and other hard to reach areas.
“Being completely electric off-road vehicles, they were the perfect choice for use on sand and provided our officers with the ideal solution for maintaining security without noise, pollution or disruption to the local community.”