RIVERSIDE — A probationer who led Riverside police officers on a dangerous, high-speed pursuit in a luxury electric sports car was arrested after the plug-in car’s batteries died Sunday night, Feb. 17. The pursuit, which wound its way from Riverside’s Eastside neighborhood into Orange County, ended in a felony stop on the 91 Freeway.The owner had an app on his phone that let him track the car's location in real time. He relayed this info to the Police, who kept the thief on the run until the car's battery died. Of course, the bad guy looks pretty much like what you'd expect:
Now it's great that the thief was caught but the point is that a lot of folks want to mandate the use of electric vehicles without really giving much thought for what people need or want. If these cars are such a great idea, why aren't Police cruisers battery powered?