The Berea Police Department put its all-electric motorcycle through its paces Wednesday during a public demonstration.
Purchased for $21,000, the bike will be used to patrol trails and the city's park system, police Chief David Gregory said.
The Berea department is the first Kentucky law enforcement agency to use an environmentally friendly all-electric motorcycle, Gregory said.
Because the bike is virtually silent, it won't disturb people relaxing in the parks.
"This will let them keep their peace and let us patrol at the same time," Gregory said.
The Zero DSP ZF9.4 motorcycle has a top speed of 98 mph, although it won't be going that fast in a park.
The bike gets about 100 miles a charge. It takes about five to seven hours to fully charge using a standard three-pronged cord. A full charge costs about $1.28.
A quick-charger at the police station can fully charge the bike in about two hours.
The equivalent fuel economy for city driving is 409 miles per gallon, according to the manufacturer's specifications.
Berea, which is connecting various trails into a network, is gaining recognition for its efforts to be kinder to the environment and to promote trails.