The Victoria Police department of Australia has inducted the all-electric Tesla Model X in their fleet of patrol vehicles
The Tesla Model X has turned out to be one of the most sorted electric cars ever manufactured. It is an SUV, it has an all-electric range of 500 km, it has Falcon doors and it can do 0-100 kmph in less than 5 seconds. And this is the reason a lot of people prefer buying the Model X over the Model S, which is a sedan.
Joining the long list of buyers is the Police in Australia who have added the Tesla Model X Long Range to their fleet of Highway Patrol and will be used by the State of Victoria. While the car may not be as fancy as some of the fleet cars used by police departments of Dubai or many European nations, the SUV does solve the purpose of being fast, practical and green, all at the same time.
And mind you, this is not a promotional car which most of the police departments use as a display. The Model X wrapped in blue, white, and fluorescent yellow livery will be used for fully operational police activities and will be further expanded to a handful of regions across the state.
Apart from the eye-catching paint job, the Tesla Model X for Victoria state has a light bar on the roof, red and blue flashing lights fixed into the front fascia and coloured LEDs on the edges of the rear “falcon” wing doors.
For the inside, Tesla is working with Victoria Police department and some third-party suppliers to equip the SUV with all the latest equipment needed for patrol duty vehicles like communication management system, protective rear seats for transporting felons and more.
Even the Victoria police department admits that this vehicle is unlike any other car they had – “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 Stephen Leane said.
Currently, the police forces are using vehicles like Kia Stinger, VW Passat, BMW 5-Series, BMW X5, Chrysler 300C, Holden Commodore, and others.