Luxembourg is a landlocked country just north of France and they will be deploying the Tesla police car. You heard that correctly, the Tesla police car. Luxembourg isn’t the first to try the Tesla police car as a vehicle option but it’s still pretty cool. Police in Luxembourg are hoping that the Tesla’s speed will be able to help catch criminals and speeding offenders more quickly. Of course, there is the benefit of reducing emissions as well.
The purchase of the two Tesla Model S cars – which can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour (97 kmph) in seconds – is part of a pilot project to move some 10 percent of the cars on Luxembourg’s roads towards electric and hybrid vehicles, the Grand Duchy’s transport minister said.
“Police cannot use a 2CV on the motorway, they need a car that can move fast,” Francois Bausch told state broadcaster RTL.
Range and charging of the battery is one concern some have brought up but the country isn’t that large so it shouldn’t pose that big of a problem.
“Our patrols are 200 kilometers per outing. We can easily see that the battery life as it is does not pose any problems,” said Laurent Lentz, deputy commander of Luxembourg’s highway police.
While it would be great to outfit the whole force with a Tesla police car, the high cost will likely keep that from happening right now.
But Lentz said it was too early to say whether Luxembourg would buy more Tesla cars. Local media said the police had paid some 100,000 euros ($116,450) for each car due to special police requirements. Police declined to confirm the figure.
I’m wondering if officers are rotating in using the car. You’d think there has to be a line of them just waiting to try it out. What do you think of the Tesla police car? Let us know in the comments below or on GooglePlus, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Reuters