They move fast, they have flashing lights on the roof, and they have sirens that can be heard a long way off. But surely that isn't all that's special about police cars?
Next is the considerable problem of 'up fitting', meaning any conversion of the standard vehicle in order for it to conform to operational requirements. The growing complexity of police dashboard computer systems, satellite radio, and even the siren, requires an ergonomic design principle allowing maximum space allocation and functionality, not to mention accommodating the sheer weight of all that technology. Many police models now come with steering column transmission, which means a radical reconstruction from a standard floor model transmission, and in some countries there's the need for a gun rack to consider, too.
The future of transportation on earth will undoubtedly be 'green'. It really is time that major vehicle manufacturers start to realize that the continued prosperity of their companies will not be in mindlessly producing larger vehicles that are dependent upon fossil fuels, but in environmentally sound and ethical vehicles which are not harmful to the Earth.
It may sound like wild eyed dreaming, but the facts are that alternative fuel vehicles continue to see growing sales trends, and what was once passed off as a fad, is seeing wide acceptance among suburban consumers concerned about the environment they're passing on to their children.