According to a Tesla spokesperson, British police have been testing out Tesla cars as part of a drive to electrify more of their fleet, and the results so far are promising.
According to Max Toozs-Hobson, the preliminary findings indicate “outstanding effects” around the Model 3 vehicle’s capability for emergency service operations.
He briefed that while the average blue light runs in the UK was seven to 15 minutes, “It’s achievable to accomplish over 200 miles of blue light advanced driving with the [Model 3],” Tesla stated, referring to runs that lasted four hours on active deployment in advanced driving circumstances.
The positive results of an experiment are police are now going to adopt more tesla cars.
Earlier this year, the electric car company offered UK police an adapted and liveried version of its Model 3.
The test comes as the UK police force looks to invest in more electric vehicles ahead of a government ban on new diesel and gasoline vehicles in 2030.
According to the ToozsHobson, Tesla made several modifications to the car. The system will not affect the car range, and running automatic number plate recognition for three hours would only deplete the car’s range by a few kilometres.
The charging system of Tesla is fantastic and very successful stated by Toozs-Hobson. I joined a traffic unit and got into a car with a range of only 80 miles. We stopped at a V3 supercharger and acquired 70% power in less than 20 minutes. This flexibility gave us another 5-6 hours of driving for the shift, and this also fill-up the cost by minimising 20 Pounds.
However, the trial results are not all positive. Toozs-Hobson criticised the light bars found on the emergency vehicle. He proposed integrating police lights within the automobile cabin, similar to how many unmarked police cars do, which he claimed would reduce drag and the loss of vehicle value caused by cutting holes in the roofs.
The public review of Tesla is mind-blowing, but some believe that it’s a little expensive. This model is available for 59,990 Pounds.
According to the government source, through the de-carbonisation initiative for policing, police forces across England and Wales will play a vital role in reaching the government’s net-zero carbon target over the next few years.”