Tag: Police

Jul 28, 2022 - 03:57 pm

UK Police not free from occassional range anxiety

The Gloucestershire Constabulary has the UK’s largest electric patrol car fleet, with 21 per cent of its 435 vehicles being EVs, i.e. 66 Nissan Leafs and nine Nissan NV200 vans. However, the new Commissioner for Gloucestershire, Chris Nelson, has now sounded the alarm.

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Jun 23, 2022 - 02:57 pm

German police may ban Tesla cars due to Sentry Mode

While Giga Berlin is finally churning out Tesla EVs made in Germany, the new cars may not be free to go everywhere. The head of security for Berlin’s police has attempted to issue a ban for any Tesla coming near police stations and headquarters since he considers the cars a threat to data security.

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Jan 31, 2022 - 02:28 pm

FR: Gendarmerie Nationale opts for Peugeot 3008 Hybrid

The French police have opted for a semi-electric approach. Peugeot has delivered nearly 400 plug-in hybrid cars, namely the Peugeot 3008, to the Ministry of the Interior’s Gendarmerie Nationale. The PHEVs come screen-printed and join several unmarked vehicles ordered in 2020.

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Nov 5, 2021 - 01:53 pm

Citroën & partners to electrify Greek island of Halki

Together with partners, Citroën wants to transform the Greek island of Halki, located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea, into an emission-free, energy-autonomous eco-island. In the medium term, every vehicle on Halki is to be replaced by an electric car.

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Oct 20, 2021 - 05:04 pm

BMW Motorrad shows CE 04 e-scooter for police

At the Milipol trade show in Paris, BMW Motorrad put a police version of its CE 04 electric scooter on display for the first time. It is not just an eye-catcher however but will join the company’s existing range of police motorcycles with combustion engines.

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Sep 8, 2021 - 03:43 pm

Seven UK police forces trialling Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford has unveiled a Mustang Mach-E police concept at the Emergency Services Show in Birmingham, following several requests from forces around the country to evaluate the electric SUV. Seven UK forces have either tested the fully electric patrol car or have inquired about the specially-built prototype.

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May 13, 2020 - 09:52 pm

UK: Stealthy police use electric cars to hunt poachers

The Gloucestershire Constabulary is putting the country’s largest police fleet of electric cars to new tactical use. On Twitter, they described their latest ops against illegal poachers with the electric vehicles being central to their strategy.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 11:15 am

Cheeky driver steals power from the cops

In the German town of Mettmann, a Tesla driver charged his car via a socket in a construction site toilet. The driver showed a lot of chutzpah– the construction site was for a new police building, right next to an existing police building.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Hamburg police adds Opel Ampera-e to fleet

The Hamburg police have received the first seven of a total of 16 radio patrol cars with electric drive. They are the Opel Ampera-e. According to the police, the electric fleet will be used mainly for traffic surveillance as part of the local presence.

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Dec 4, 2019 - 01:30 pm

Cybertruck – for the force of the future

To date, Tesla has already tallied up at least 250,000 reservations for the Tesla Cybertruck. The fully-electric pickup truck is popular among police forces with reservations from the local police force in Ciudad Valles, Mexico; the Kansas Highway Patrol in the US; and the Dubai police force in the UAE.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 03:11 pm

Chicago Police orders hybrid Ford Interceptors

The Chicago Police Department has ordered 200 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid vehicles. So far, law enforcement agencies across America from New England to Southern California have ordered 3,700-plus units of the hybrid vehicle, marking 19% of current orders.

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Jul 19, 2019 - 12:22 pm

Don’t drink and scoot

In an effort to make streets a little safer, 26 people were booked in Copenhagen over the last few days for operating electric scooters with a blood-alcohol level above the limit, while four others were found to be under the influence of drugs.

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Apr 27, 2019 - 06:47 pm

Swiss police adds 13 Hyundai Kona to fleet

The cantonal police of St. Gallen is relying on the all-electric Hyundai Kona. Five of the BEVs are to be added to the fleet as patrol cars, and eight will serve as civilian cars. Over the next one and a half years, another 15 electric cars will follow.

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Oct 5, 2018 - 02:58 pm

Don’t surf and drive

A driver of a Tesla Model 3 was stopped by police, but not because the officer was curious to see the car. Instead it was to inform the driver that the use of computers when driving is prohibited and pointed to the large display – the one that makes the Tesla dashboard.

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Sep 6, 2018 - 01:24 pm

How noisy is too noisy?

The automobile manufacturer Ford has asked the US government about providing police cars with an off-switch for the legally mandatory EV noise generators.

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Sep 1, 2018 - 04:56 pm

Ontario police pulls over Batman

The man known as the Brampton Batman, who has perfected both the bat-suit and a street-legal bat-mobile from his own designs, was pulled over by Ontario police.

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Jun 25, 2018 - 05:40 pm

LAPD patrolling on speed pedelecs by Bosch

The Los Angeles Police Department has had a quirky addition to their fleet of patrol vehicles as they acquire 20 electric bikes. They have been specifically designed for the force and assist officers up to a speed of 28 mph (45 kph).

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May 8, 2018 - 07:12 pm

Hampshire Police to drive an all-electric fleet of BMW i3

The force in Hampshire has got the go to electrify its entire fleet and their exemplary effort has already started. The first 2 of a total of 40 electric cars, in this case all BMW i3, have already arrived and found instand favour among the boys and girls in blue.

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Apr 19, 2018 - 07:00 pm

Fukuoka police to patrol in 22 new Nissan Leafs

The police in the Japanese city of Fukuoka has received 22 new Nissan Leaf vehicles and converted them to patrol vehicles. They will not be used to chase down criminals, however, but will be used for “support tasks”.

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Apr 10, 2018 - 12:17 pm

Police confused about fueling

The British police forces seem confused with the choice of cars they are being offered, as officers misfueled their tanks 299 times last year. It seems that even traditional combustion motors are too complicated for some, which is especially rich compared to arguments regarding the usability of EVs. 

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Feb 26, 2018 - 08:30 pm

Paris police now patrols with the e-Golf

The “Gendarmerie” of Paris is now approaching their suspects silently as the French force leases 16 e-Golf from Volkswagen. They came fully dressed in what the police calls a black and white retro style and each district will get one for a year.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/08/09/is-this-police-helicopter-really-iceing-at-a-tesla-supercharger/
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