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    New police vehicle could be SWAT truck, command post, or prisoner transport

    Referred to as a "multi mission vehicle," the TX7 is designed to be more practical than a standard SUV police vehicle while costing hundreds of thousands of dollars less than a full assault-type SWAT truck. Carbon spokesman Stacy Dean Stephens said that most specialized police vehicles, like SWAT trucks, are not used on a frequent basis, but the TX7's 10-passenger capacity makes it a versatile vehicle for first responders.

    "Command post vehicles and SWAT trucks can sit around unused for most of the year," Stephens said. "The TX7 can perform many different tasks while costing far less... including being a command post following natural disasters or acting as a prisoner transport."

    The TX7 is not available with the heavier armor meaning it won't be able to be used in all extreme situations, but Stephens also said it's a much less imposing vehicle than a SWAT vehicle, which he says can "scare the community."
    Carbon Motors strikes back with new police truck


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    You would think they would try and actually get their car off the ground first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    You would think they would try and actually get their car off the ground first.
    Yeah, they're designing new stuff when they can't even get their original design to market? Don't get me wrong, I love their car and hope they succeed but they've been pretty quiet lately and their "2013" model is nowhere to be seen...
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    Yep. With the Vic being stopped and no agency being happy with any of the new offerings they have/had the best chance they were going to get. They aren't jumping for it which means they will lose out.
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    Just more snake oil. . . . a half billion dollar back log on a 80K fleet car- is DeLorean at the helm of this company?

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    Like everyone else said, get your original car to market first before you go promising something else.

    I saw the car in person and even wrote (a rather amateurish review) for the site. I absolutely loved it, but that was four years ago and they were promising 2012 production models on the road. So far the prototype has made a ton of stops and photo-ops while a city in Indiana had its hopes up for a global headquarters that was promised and never came to fruition.

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    They applied for a huge loan from the feds and got denied and have put the E7 on hold. This tank is a stop gap I think to do something that might raise some money until they can build the car.
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    Well, Obama down sizing the Military and kissing the Terrorists asses, these will be available to patrol the City streets. They will be available at a discount from GSA or a donation the Obamas 3d term election bid.



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