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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    Towing a 2.2t van drops the range of a Tesla Model X 100 from a little over 500km to a little over 200km. On a supercharger, that's about 4 1/2 hours to travel every 200km.
    You'll need the van.

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    Victoria Police launch first all-electric operational vehicle

    Victoria Police has taken the first steps in what could be the biggest development in police vehicles since their introduction almost 100 years ago, becoming one of the first jurisdictions in the world to put an all-electric vehicle into its operational fleet.
    From today, Victoria Police’s Road Policing Command will utilise the all-electric Tesla Model X in highway patrol operational duties, a first for an Australian police organisation.
    Victoria Police purchased the five-door, five-seat SUV as part of a feasibility study into developing fully integrated electric, IT-based police vehicles for fleet use.
    The one-off procurement has allowed Victoria Police to undertake a research and development project on the vehicle.


    The one-off procurement has allowed Victoria Police to undertake a research and development project on the vehicle.
    This project will see Victoria Police work with Tesla engineers, emergency equipment manufacturers, the department’s vehicle installation contractor and Victoria Police’s IT and communications technicians in fitting equipment and integrating police software into the vehicle’s on-board system.
    The vehicle will be a fully fitted and functioning Highway Patrol vehicle and will be trialled across various regions in consultation with the Road Policing Command
    “This vehicle is unlike any other Victoria Police has ever had in its fleet and could well be the future of road policing in this state, country and the world,” Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane said.
    “Our Highway Patrol cars are equipped with cutting edge technology and this car gives us the opportunity to investigate having these technologies in a fully integrated in-car system which has the potential of streamlining the road policing effort.

    “There is also a great environmental benefit to electric vehicles and considering our State Highway Patrol vehicles travel thousands of kilometres on the road per year, we should always be looking at ways we can lessen our impact on the environment.”
    AC Leane said the vehicle will undergo constant assessment while in operation to further determine its suitability for road policing duties.
    “It is important to remember this is a concept vehicle for Victoria Police and we acknowledge that it will produce a number of unique circumstances and will continue to evolve as police software is integrated,” he said.
    “Vehicles are obviously critical to the work we do as they represent the mobile office for many of our frontline police and projects such as these mean that when the switch does inevitably happen, our job of keeping Victorians safe will not be compromised.”


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    I understand that Queensland Police have trialled a Tesla, but decided not to introduce it as a highway car at this time. An officer who drove it told me it had great acceleration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LRJim View Post
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    That was my first thought as soon as I saw it, and I assume most luxury car owners would not want to scratch their paint with a strap-on type that sits on the boot/hatch.

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    Another one for the statistics on EV's and for Self driving tech. Everyone got out thankfully but not without suffering injuries. Not sure what sort of distance these vehicles look ahead or if there was a failure of something.

    Tesla Model 3: Car bursts into flames after crash involving tow truck


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    So, hypothetically, if the Tesla police car was at the end of a shift and low on battery power, and it was involved in a chase, all the crims would need to do is keep driving until the Tesla runs out of juice and then make their getaway....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cripesamighty View Post
    So, hypothetically, if the Tesla police car was at the end of a shift and low on battery power, and it was involved in a chase, all the crims would need to do is keep driving until the Tesla runs out of juice and then make their getaway....
    So, hypothetically, if a petrol powered police car was at the end of a shift and low on petrol, and it was involved in a chase, all the crims would need to do is keep driving until the police car runs out of juice and then make their getaway....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cripesamighty View Post
    So, hypothetically, if the Tesla police car was at the end of a shift and low on battery power, and it was involved in a chase, all the crims would need to do is keep driving until the Tesla runs out of juice and then make their getaway....
    They have these remarkable new fangled devices now which allow them to magically get other Police involved as needed - it's called a Radio... EV general discussion

    ...And the Tesla is likely to be MUCH faster than a good 'ol boy in a dunny door anyway.

    ...And as pointed out - an ICE vehicle can be in exactly the same situation...


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    The hypothetical comes from having members of your family who are traffic police, and they tell you that on some nights there may be only one or two cars patrolling the entirety of Perth's northern suburbs. If you are the only car on patrol, or your backup is 25km away (which may well be ICE powered with twice your range), then maybe Murphy will have a laugh at your expense!

    Edit: Hypothetically, this may or may not have happened several times and the officers involved spat the chewy and demanded more cars on patrol, budget or no budget.....
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