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Albania police got electric cars, recharging is problem

Staff Writer | October 7, 2016
In a first for Albania, some police will soon be driving electric cars through the streets.
Albania police electric cars
Technology   The only one in the region
Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri proudly introduced a small fleet of Volkswagen electric cars to be used by police, "the only one in the region 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 euro) 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 police stations to be recharged.