An electric car will replace Dodge Charger in the Fremont Police Department fleet.
The police in Fremont definitely have the most eco-friendly fleet of police cars. Currently it has nine hybrid Ford Escape, five hybrid Ford Fusion, four plug-in hybrid Ford Fusion and three Toyota Prius. Now they are joined by the first fully electric car, the Telsa Model S 85D.
The car has been specially adapted to the needs of the police. It is equipped with overhead light-bar, rear flashers, wheel well lights, headlight flashers, a WatchGuard vehicle camera, trunk lighting, a Panasonic mobile digital computer, push-bumper, prisoner partition, prisoner seat, center equipment console and armored door panels for the driver and front passenger.
American press laughs that the only thing missing is a computer program that could autonomously perform a PIT manoeuvre. Who knows, maybe Elon Musk will prepare a special software update for the police.
The Fremont police paid $61,478 (including taxes) for the used Model S Tesla from 2014 and the modifications cost an additional $4,447.