Tesla Police Cars In East Texas?
I have done the research, and as pursuit vehicles, the Tesla Model S is the best way to go. The speed, range, and safety of the vehicle is stellar, not to mention its so efficient it could even save money . It would take a supercar to get away, and a faster pursuit car is a deterrent to people thinking of running. We even recently installed these sweet superchargers on the Loop in Nacogdoches.
I think this is an excellent conclusion, and I am not alone. It seems a police department in California in Fremont, near San Francisco had the same idea. It sound like planning is the key. They ran out of juice during a high speed chase. I guess the charge time will always be an issue.
FREMONT (CBS SF) – A Tesla electric patrol car by the Fremont Police ran low on electricity in the middle of a pursuit, after the department said someone forgot to plug the vehicle into a charger.
According to officials, the officer was pursuing a vehicle headed down to the South Bay when the car began to run low on battery power.
Just slowed down to six miles of battery on the Tesla, so I may lose it here in a sec,” the officer said, according to police radio transmissions. “If someone else is able, can they maneuver into the number one spot?”
Other units took over the pursuit. Police said the chase was called off when it became unsafe, and the suspect vehicle was later found abandoned in San Jose.
“The Tesla wasn’t fully charged at the beginning of the shift,” a Fremont police spokesperson said. “This unfortunately happens from time to time even in our vehicles that run on gas, if they aren’t re-fueled at the end of a shift.”
The Tesla, a used 2014 Model S manufactured at the plant in Fremont, began patrolling the streets earlier this year, as part of a pilot program to help reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The closest supercharger to this one is in Huntsville or Shreveport.
Looking at this installation, I think the Tesla car company is going to be here for a long time. I would really like to make the jump to an electric car that will snap your neck back.