New squad cars soak up the sun

These new vehicles are battery-powered and equipped with solar panels


By Mick Zawislak
Chicago Daily Herald

Energy from the sun could be used to propel a very different style of police car at Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville, Ill.

The district also would like to have a solar-powered trolley to take visitors on tours of its most visible preserve and the adjoining Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway.

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