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The streets of Scotland will be quieter and cleaner thanks to Harley-Davidson® providing Police Scotland with a fleet of all-electric LiveWire® motorcycles to help support the UK’s hosting of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

Police Scotland will have the use of six LiveWire® motorcycles during COP26, which takes place between 31st October and 12th November, 2021 and brings together world leaders to discuss and accelerate action for climate change.

As the first major manufacturer with a fully-electric motorcycle on sale, Harley-Davidson® were excited to meet the opportunity to provide zero emission motorcycles to Police Scotland during this historic global meeting to support the safe running of the event. 

For more than 110 years Harley-Davidson has been creating Police duty models (Police duty models). However, this is the first time the LiveWire® model has been converted to active duty to create a truly green solution for Police service.

The award-winning LiveWire®, whose high-voltage Recharge Energy Storage System (RESS) provides a minimum of 146 miles (235 km) of city range, will enable Police Scotland to react in a quick, safe and clean manner.

Superintendent Darren Faulds, Roads Policing, said: “Where possible we have taken measures to ensure that COP26 is policed in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

“Our work to improve our sustainability has been enhanced thanks to the support of Harley-Davidson®, and we welcome these electric motorcycles as an addition to our existing road policing assets to help with the delivery of a safe and secure event.”

The unique, fully-electric LiveWire® fleet has been specially adapted to meet Police Scotland’s operational needs by a combination of the technical teams at Harley-Davidson Europe and our two Scottish Harley-Davidson® dealer partners in Edinburgh and Glasgow (West Coast) where the handover to Police Scotland took place on Friday, 22nd October.