Tesla Model 3 Police Car Hits UK Roads for Emergency Response Trials

18-07-2021

Tesla has revealed their spectacular Model 3 police vehicle fully kitted out with police livery and blues-and-twos, available to the UK Emergency Services for trial.

Reaching 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds, with a top speed of 152mph, the Model 3 is designed for electric-powered performance and has a range of up to 360 miles. Tesla says that it believes their entry level car is perfect for upping the environmental credentials of public service vehicles through use by the police and other emergency services.

Complete with Whelen Cenator lightbar with centre speaker supplied by Woodway, the Tesla conversion was completed by the team at Halls Electrical.

As emergency service providers begin trialling electric vehicles throughout the UK, the Police-liveried Tesla will play a part in helping forces to assess of the advantages and disadvantages of the move to electric fleets ahead of the UK Government’s Road to Zero strategy, with their 2030 target to a move to fully electric all car sales.

If the emergency services in the UK were to add the Model 3 to its fleet of vehicles, it would find itself in the company of a number of American and European police forces who have done the same. Forces in Indiana, Connecticut, New York and California all have Tesla’s in their fleets, and police in Westport, Connecticut, claimed that they recouped the $15,000 price difference between the standard Ford Explorer police vehicle and the Model 3 within a year, and would save enough within four years to buy another Tesla.

More Information: https://www.driving.co.uk/news/tesla-model-3-police-car-trials/