"Asia's Finest" will soon be riding sleek electric motorbikes during traffic enforcement and crime-busting activities.
Ten Brammo Enertia Plus LE machines, custom-built for the Hong Kong Police Force, will be in service by the end of next month.
It was also announced yesterday that the number of car parks equipped with battery chargers for electric vehicles will double to 1,000 by the end of June.
The motorbikes, costing HK$109,000 each, are made in the United States by Oregon-based Brammo.
They will be supplied through the company's exclusive dealer, JCAM Advanced Mobility Company, co-founded by actor Jackie Chan Kong-sang.
Managing director Matt McGuire said the machines may be charged by using three-pin plugs and take around seven hours to be fully topped up.
Police have been testing the motorbikes for nine months and are satisfied with their performance and "extra- silent" feature.
The government has installed 500 standard charging facilities for 310 electric vehicles at 18 car parks in the past five months. More will come into service next month.
Yesterday, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah drove his new blue electric vehicle to the "Charging up for a Greener Hong Kong" ceremony to support low-carbon motoring. CHOYA CHOI