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PHOTO CAPTION: New York Police Department officer on Vectrix Maxiscooter.

Las Vegas Police Gifted Seven Vectrix Electric Maxiscooters.

The motorcycles, made by Vectrix Electronics, are marketed mainly to law enforcement agencies and sell for about $10,000 each.

Published: 05-Jan-2011

It might look like a regular motorcycle, but it sounds like a Toyota Prius.

The Metropolitan Police Department unveiled seven electric motorcycles Tuesday at its Convention Center Area Command. The motorcycles were donated by the Consumer Electronics Association to help police "go green."

They are nearly silent and have a top speed of 62 mph. Police said officers have pushed them to 65 mph.

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