Gear: Patrol Car E7


Patrol Car E7

Carbon Motors Corporation and Lotus Engineering
Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Patrol Vehicles
Price: Unknown
Average Rating:
(49 Votes)

Carbon Motors Corporation is a new American automaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, dedicated to developing the world’s first purpose-built law enforcement patrol vehicle. Improvements in an officer’s operational effectiveness and vehicle safety will be achieved through the development of a fully integrated cockpit, coach rear doors for safer insertion/removal of suspects, and improved visibility. The vehicle will be powered by a 300hp clean diesel engine (capable of running on bio-diesel) and a 6-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels, yielding a 0 - 60 time of 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. SELECTED FEATURES AND OPTIONS • Aluminum spaceframe body structure • 75 mph rear impact crash capability • Cockpit with fully-integrated factory fitted law enforcement equipment • Integrated emergency lights, spot lights, take down lights, and directional stick • Segment exclusive coach rear doors for safer suspect ingress and egress • Vehicle dynamic control • Anti-lock brakes • Optimized approach / departure angles and ground clearance • NIJ Level III-A (or better) ballistic protection (front doors and dash panel) • Purpose-designed seat for use with on-body equipment - Heated and ventilated seats • Heads up display • Reverse backup camera • Remote start capability • Driver specific intelligent key • 360 degree exterior surveillance capability • Automatic license plate recognition system • Video and audio surveillance of rear passenger compartment • 130hz - 350hz bass siren • Nightvision compliant interior illumination • Integrated forward looking infrared system (FLIR) • Integrated shotgun mounts • Optimized storage capability (compartment and cargo) • Integrated front and rear passenger compartment partition • Hoseable rear passenger compartment • Integrated push bumpers and PIT capability

Member Reviews

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    Anonymous, Tue, 06 Nov 2007 07:38:05 UTC.
    1st review

    A New Brand of Justice (!

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    Anonymous, Thu, 08 Nov 2007 20:51:06 UTC.

    This is what all Law Enforcement should have. Custom made for us!! Looks great, hope to see it out soon.

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    LawdawgTRAV, Sun, 18 Nov 2007 09:09:15 UTC.

    Sounds like a good concept, however, can LE agencies afford to pay for them and will everything it comes with work or have bugs? LE can't afford to buy one car at the price a FD pays for an engine, and it all comes down to money. It sounds like a very good idea and concept. I like the lights and most all of the features!

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    TRoar26, Thu, 29 Nov 2007 18:19:23 UTC.

    Damn this is a tight looking car.

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    onefifty, Thu, 03 Jan 2008 23:13:03 UTC.

    Hopefully this will take off. If it does, I think they can be very successful and set the standard for law enforcement vehicles. As it stands, driving a civilian car with a bunch of junk in it on patrol isn't working for me. The ergonomics and overall safety and design of the cars currently used is so lacking, I think we really need something like this. I know many guys with bad backs and knee problems from the lousy fit of Crown Vics and the poor seat designs. Carbon says they can be competitive with pricing, so let's keep our fingers crossed....

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    NBTPD168, Sat, 12 Jan 2008 17:40:08 UTC.

    About time that someone in the automotive industry is examining this problem that has been around for years.....

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    iprieto, Sun, 13 Jan 2008 07:12:18 UTC.

    A new car for the new generation cant wait to gat my hand in one of this

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    cop_fire, Thu, 17 Jan 2008 02:01:53 UTC.

    awsome patrol car hope they can keep the cost down so LEA can purchase more then one for there dept.

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    StrikerRX, Thu, 21 Feb 2008 14:59:10 UTC.

    This is what is needed! Beautiful design!

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    trafficdog, Wed, 27 Feb 2008 15:32:05 UTC.

    Sounds like a patrol officers dream

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    FPD113, Thu, 06 Mar 2008 10:45:14 UTC.

    This is what Law Enforcement needs a car built just for our purpose . I read somewhere its prices are going to be close to Crown Vic's

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    rjjetset, Sat, 15 Mar 2008 21:47:08 UTC.

    Extremely far fetched concept. Regarding all of the equipment included I think this will run off potential buyers because, as we all know, nearly every department is different in how they equip their units. Also, it was mentioned its cost being comparable to the Crown Vic? Somehow methinks not, considering the technologies included typically cost more than the car alone. Another question raised is what to do with the car when it has reached the end of its useful service life? Secondly, have you seen the cost of diesel lately?? I think they have good intentions with a dedicated Police vehicle but in the mean time, I'll stick with my "Imposter Motors" unit, it suits me just fine...

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    Mr_Nothumbs, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 21:43:06 UTC.

    The price is supposedly going to be comparible to that of the Crown Victoria with the all the fixings. I believe the only extras would be if you wanted to add more gadgets and then the stickers for the Police Service. So in the long run it will be cheaper then using the Crown Vic then having to ship it out to have everything installed.

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    boom_er1, Sat, 29 Mar 2008 09:41:20 UTC.

    Saw the promo for this. I WANT ONE NOW>>>>>>

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    UPK9603, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 14:21:12 UTC.

    A great concept, but lets see if it acutally gets off the ground and is cost effective for all departments to buy.

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    ScottBurke, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 14:22:45 UTC.

    I love this Vehicle, wish I could have one.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:07:34 UTC.

    Looks hot, but the road test will decide if it is worth the hype.

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    DREWis324atOSUPD, Fri, 04 Apr 2008 08:25:50 UTC.

    I am skeptical. If there is one thing I've learned in law enforcement is don't believe the hype until you see it in writing or in front of you. I saw this article and add for the concept 5-0 cruiser some time ago in either Police Mag or Law Officer. I am still intrigued, however like a small child at Christmas I will wait to visually confirm what I got before thinking I know what's inside and getting excited for nothing.. Then I would just get down about my dept. and start being negative with the other salty road dogs.

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    RJ0429, Sun, 06 Apr 2008 07:59:48 UTC.

    This is the wave of the future. This car has everything!

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    Anonymous, Mon, 12 May 2008 15:01:44 UTC.

    god i'd love to have this car!!!!

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    Minncrim, Sun, 18 May 2008 10:48:13 UTC.

    The American dream!

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    Wolvarine, Sun, 18 May 2008 15:51:35 UTC.

    Dream Car!!

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    rottweiler300, Fri, 04 Jul 2008 16:05:06 UTC.

    Oh No. Its The New 5-0. Sweet

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    quentin880, Wed, 30 Jul 2008 03:24:50 UTC.

    the look it self says a lot ,and enough too the crooks..

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    wslcarbonmotors, Wed, 13 Aug 2008 19:12:24 UTC.

    Designed by law enforcement, for law enforcement.

    Everyone should consider joining the Carbon Council, which is an advisory group of law enforcement officers who are contributing their input on the Carbon Motors E7's design and engineering. Check it out here:

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    Anonymous, Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:14:05 UTC.

    I'm not givin up my Vic!

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    CarbonCop, Fri, 05 Sep 2008 16:28:51 UTC.

    Carbon Motors is proud to be designing the world's first purpose-built law enforcement patrol vehicle. Learn more at

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    RLC939, Sat, 27 Sep 2008 09:01:51 UTC.

    This would be a really great vehicle to have in most municipal departments, but what about the rural areas that require something a little more rugged? Maybe Carbon Motors can come up with a "Purpose Built" law enforcement SUV type vehicle. and another very important issue, will Carbon Motors have designated vehicle service areas throughout the country?..or will they have to be shipped back to Georgia for repairs after an accident or mechanical failure?

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    swatcop2004, Fri, 03 Oct 2008 02:42:36 UTC.

    I am so excited to see this vehicle when it becomes available!!

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    cfish85, Tue, 14 Oct 2008 00:33:54 UTC.

    from what i have heard and saw it should the sme price as a dodge charger but it will already loaded for duty expect for Agency specific items

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    bullpup95, Wed, 29 Oct 2008 02:33:39 UTC.

    I'm still waiting to see a LIVE version of this car. No one that I know has ever seen a real live working version of this car. Whats up????

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    Motorcop_213, Sun, 09 Nov 2008 03:25:25 UTC.

    I am really looking forward to getting behind the wheel of one of these. Finally a purpose built police car. Rumor has it Chevy and Ford are getting out of the police car business. I am excited about this one.

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    Jshimer, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:49:10 UTC.

    A carbon moter is a good idea. the set up of this car is great. I have read up on this cruiser and the back seats are great expecially wiht the way the rear doors open. Easier for putting people in the back and the gun holders in this car are great. All around purpose car for the police. About time

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    Anonymous, Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:17:36 UTC.

    I just saw the video on this and it was awsome.

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    untothineownself, Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:54:46 UTC.


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    SgtCrimedog, Wed, 25 Mar 2009 05:23:33 UTC.

    Awesome! Can't wait to get mine!

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    ryanhatch, Sun, 05 Apr 2009 22:19:35 UTC.

    This is the car of the future. It would benefit all LEO's.

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    justin_young, Tue, 14 Apr 2009 03:22:26 UTC.

    I think it will be a great addition to any dept. but with the price especially if times dont improve, it will take some time for the car to really sell. However, although it is superior to current "converted passenger cars" I think it might be to expensive for most depts. Even though it costs alot to convert cars, most depts are starting to have their "city shop" do most of the work so is costs much less than having a "radio shop" do the work. Therefore, the overall cost would be tons less than what the E7 costs.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 14 Apr 2009 16:48:13 UTC.

    cant wait!

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    Anonymous, Thu, 16 Apr 2009 20:33:12 UTC.

    Hope to be in one of these some day ! awsome concept and technology !

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    tharris605, Thu, 16 Apr 2009 21:05:50 UTC.

    I can't wait to see one in person. Has anyone heard the cost yet?

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    Fairga126, Sun, 10 May 2009 02:29:16 UTC.

    I'd like to see one of these in person

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    renoops, Sun, 10 May 2009 18:23:22 UTC.

    i am glad somebody decided to build a police car from the ground up, hope to see one soon!

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    Anonymous, Thu, 20 Aug 2009 07:38:00 UTC.

    Check out the website for more details, but the E7 should be around $40k. Which really considering all the equipment that comes already installed and patrol ready is a pretty good deal. I personally don't like the shape of the car but love the fact that we can finally have a car made for us!

    Love all the integrated gear. It will also have voice activated "code-3". In other words you will be able to activate your emergency lights and sirens via a voice command. That's pretty cool!

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    bigcountry2005, Mon, 14 Sep 2009 20:15:48 UTC.

    nice car

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    cjtamn, Mon, 28 Sep 2009 19:57:25 UTC.

    What is the cost efficiency of this thing? Looks to be a great car. FORD... This is your wake up call.

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    officerbmay, Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:55:24 UTC.

    My Dream Car!!! Thank You Carbon Motors!!!

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