A South Devon farm machinery dealership has supplied police with electric off-road vehicles for the G7 Summit in Cornwall.

CR Willcocks was approached by Devon and Cornwall Police in April with a request to hire eight electric side-by-side utility vehicles (EVs) to support the police in their manoeuvres around the Carbis Bay beach area.

The dealership has now supplied a fleet of seven electric utility vehicles.

Despite production issues resulting from the Covid-19 lockdowns, the dealership secured the Polaris Ranger EVs.

They are two-seated, side-by-side off-road vehicles, one of which is diesel powered, while the other seven are electric and are powered by being plugged into mains electricity overnight.

Stephen Retallick, dealer principal at CR Willcocks, said: "Polaris have been excellent in helping us supply this fleet of electric UTVs to help Devon & Cornwall Police keep the G7 leaders secure.

"As more and more farmers and landowners go green, our involvement in the G7 Summit will raise awareness around the availability of electric off-road vehicles even more.

"It has already piqued the interest with a number of our existing customers as they become more environmentally conscious."

The G7 Summit begins on Friday, June 11 in St Ives.