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The police in Belgium are going green and getting supercharged all at the same time with the addition of a Tesla Model S to the police force.


The Belgian Police Get Supercharged With New Tesla Model S

The police in Belgium are going green and getting supercharged all at the same time with the addition of a Tesla Model S to the police force.

The police in Belgium are going green and getting supercharged all at the same time with the addition of a Tesla Model S to the police force.

Ironically, the images of the new addition appear to show the Tesla being plugged directly into a Cummins Diesel generator, but a closer inspection reveals that the cable continues on past the generator. It’s common for emergency service stations to have generators onsite to enable them to continue to operate in the event of a power outage, as is common during wildfires and other natural disasters, among other causes.

The article on noted that the new Tesla Model S is the second for the fleet and has a range of 400 kilometers (250 miles) and goes 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 4.5 seconds. Police officers on the force receive special training before driving the Tesla — though by all accounts, the experience is a nearly seamless transition from internal combustion vehicles.

Looking across the border to Luxembourg, the police force is similarly testing the waters with Teslas as police vehicles, again using a Model S. Farther south in Switzerland, they opted to go with the more spacious Model X as a police vehicle. Check out other police electric vehicles here.

Electric vehicles sport much more torque off of the line, making them well suited for urban police duty. Police forces must train their forces on the differences with each vehicle and the charging options for each as they are added, with some applications clearly better than others. With more range than competing electric vehicles, Teslas are well suited for police work, even though the high price of the Model S and X can be a difficult hurdle.

Having primed you for the next chapter, expect to see a flood of emergency services vehicles of all types as the Model 3 continues to make its way out into the world. That number should increase even further as the $35,000 Standard Range model becomes available in early 2019.


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