Tag: Police

Sep 20, 2020 - 02:34 pm

UK Police & Fire services buy Peugeot electric vehicles

Peugeot is seeing growing demand from UK Police and Fire services for electrified vehicles. The French company said, 13 per cent of the cars ordered were all-electric with the e-208 being among the bestsellers to serve in British emergency services.

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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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Nov 29, 2017 - 09:01 am

Organised Tesla theft somewhat

The Tesla store in Salt Lake City got robbed. Over the course of the chase for the stolen electric cars, the police questioned no less than four thieves with half of them claiming to be part of the Tesla family.

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Jul 28, 2016 - 08:19 am

China, POLICE, EPA, MIT.

China opens battery market: The government announced that foreign battery makers and suppliers for other EV and PHEV components will no longer need to form joint ventures with Chinese companies. That will at first only be the case for the provinces of Fujian, Guangdong, Shanghai and Tianjin, but the government will keep a close eye on the development and possible extend or scrap the measure.
forbes.com, chinadaily.com.cn

Prolonging EVs’ operating life: The three-year research project POLICE (Prolonged Life Cycle for Electric Vehicles) is looking at how electric cars can become more competitive, focusing on multiplying the vehicles’ operating lifespan. The RWTH Aachen, StreetScooter, Dekra and DLR are part of the team. The German Federal Ministry of Economy is funding the project with 1.5m euros.
rwth-aachen.de

EPA criticises airplane emissions: The U.S. environmental agency has taken a closer look at emissions above the clouds. While regulatory limits have yet to be established, airplane manufactures are being asked to reduce their engines’ emissions.
greencarcongress.com

MIT makes progress: MIT researchers have found a new approach to engineering lithium-air batteries, keeping oxygen inside using nanoscale particles that hold both Li and O instead of pulling oxygen from the air. That reduces energy loss. Scientists say their prototype was able to hold twice as much energy a Li-ion battery of the same size.
engadget.com , mit.edu

Jun 24, 2015 - 08:52 am

Parking offender.

This sculpture looks as if someone really wanted the truck to fit in a small parking spot, pulling its rear up alongside a wall. A policeman thought it would be funny to give the “parking violator” a ticket – as a joke of course. Though it would be interesting to know what a violation for parking on a wall would cost.
autobild.de (in German)

Jun 19, 2015 - 08:44 am

Low speed chase.

A police officer in the States stopped a granny on a mobility scooter – he called it a, “eh, little cart” – as she was cruising in the middle of the road. When discovering that she was lost, he insisted on escorting her home and ended up driving 70 minutes behind her at the speed of 6 mph. Wind down and take your time this weekend!
uk.news.yahoo.com

May 4, 2015 - 07:58 am

The right to charge.

In disbelief, we have been watching racial tension in the U.S. escalate. And this story is just as inexplicable. An African-American man was charging his EV in the dark, when police told him to stop since the station was closed. He refused and the officers responded by using pepper spray and tackling him – all for charging his electric vehicle!
smdp.com

Mar 13, 2015 - 09:53 am

Show of police presence.

Dubai Police now welcomed the BMW i8 in its impressive fleet of patrol vehicles. While dressed in white and green, all the super hybrid is missing are the sirens on top of the roof. You got the whole weekend to think about changing your job!
bmwblog.com (with video)

Jan 22, 2015 - 09:37 am

Sing-along.

The Dover Police Dep. in Delaware started a new series – the DashCam Confessionals. The star of this episode is a cop, rocking out to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off.” Literally dancing behind the wheel, he does put on a serious face every time there is a passerby – just to continue his dance routine when only YouTube is watching.
youtube.com

Dec 2, 2014 - 09:17 am

Police EV with a view.

The “Zijing Qingyuan Armored Spherical Cabin Electric Patrol Vehicle” was presented at the Security China exhibition in Beijing. It features a sort of glass dome that allows police men a 360 degree look around. It could at least be a serious competitor to the Popemobile.
carnewschina.com

Jun 5, 2014 - 08:33 am

British humor?

British police have received the ultimate tool to catch any thief – a race car! The Ariel Atom 3.5R goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. Too bad it won’t be used to chase anyone, but to lower motorcycle deaths on British roads. How a race car is supposed to help, remains a bit of a head scratcher.
topgear.com, huffingtonpost.co.uk

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/10/08/police-scotland-awards-big-contracts-to-bp-chargemaster-and-hyundai/
08.10.2020 16:18