Albania police with electric cars, but no recharging spots

Albania police with electric cars, but no recharging spots
New electric cars on display to be used by the Albanian police in the capital Tirana, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Interior Minsiter Saimir Tahiri said Albanian police will be the first in the region, and one of five countries in Europe, using electric cars that use "not a single drop of fuel." But they have to return to police stations to be recharged, as there are no recharging facilities at fuel stations or around the cities. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)

In a first for Albania, some police will soon be driving electric cars through the streets.

Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri on Wednesday proudly introduced a small fleet of Volkswagen electric cars to be used by police, "the only one in the and one of five in Europe."

He said the cars will not use "a single drop of fuel" and will cost "just a coffee"—120 leks (less than 1 ) per 100 kilometers (62 miles).

There's only one catch—there's no recharging spots at Albanian fuel stations or around Albanian cities, so the cars have to head back to the to be recharged.

Albania police with electric cars, but no recharging spots
New electric cars on display to be used by the Albanian police in the capital Tirana, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Interior Minsiter Saimir Tahiri said Albanian police will be the first in the region, and one of five countries in Europe, using electric cars that use "not a single drop of fuel." But they have to return to police stations to be recharged, as there are no recharging facilities at fuel stations or around the cities. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)

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Oct 06, 2016
Those little cars are fast and sure. They have sports car performance, and will eventually be charged with induction chargers.

No gas, no oil, no filters, no leaks, no tuneups.

The world is going electric.

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