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Old 02-17-2018, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tesla police car

It had to happen at some point in time, and this could be it:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/16/ontarios-provincial-police-reveal-a-tesla-model-x-pursuit-vehicle-prototype/

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... it’s still just a demonstration vehicle at this point, meant to illustrate “the future of policing,” according to OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt, who revealed the car on a live stream.
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The Model X used here is actually a “generous donation from a friend,” Schmidt explains, and “may be what the future of policing looks like down the road,” but it’s not going to be used in service “because right now this vehicle has not been tested at the proving grounds for a police-rated pursuit vehicle”
So - it isn't operational yet, but once it is you'd better be careful; these guys are quick to bring charges

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Just when my Miata is fast enough to outrun the charger persuit vehicle. Lol.
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AKA asset forfeiture? Do they do that in Ontario?
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just when my miata is fast enough to outrun the charger persuit vehicle. Lol.
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If the police in Ontario are anything like LAPD, they won't get used anyways:
https://jalopnik.com/that-fleet-of-e...2-9-1822197230
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I'm not surprised. The range of the I3 does not seem adequate for all purposes. Performance wise they do all right - nowhere near ludicrous mode, but zippy enough.
Whether their narrow tires are any good when there's a bit of unpaved road, or someones garden or whatever to cross remains to be seen. I doubt it.

A fat tired Model X in P100D trim would do all of that so much better. If Dubai is not outfitting its police department with those right now they are losing their step.
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My son may or may not have been peripherally connected to a convoy that ran out of the Seattle area into Eastern Washington. They were pulled over en masse by a specialized high-speed pursuit unit of the Washington State Police.

He [may have had] the SRT-8, they had a gold Impala with blacked out windows and dog-dish hubcaps.

The next time I find it I'll post a picture of a Eugene Police Department Prius.

Dubai is into flying motorcycles.
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Police departments award contracts based on lowest bids. Do you believe Elon Musk will bid competitive with the Big Three? It would be great advertising, but would he?
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I'm not surprised. The range of the I3 does not seem adequate for all purposes. Performance wise they do all right - nowhere near ludicrous mode, but zippy enough.
Whether their narrow tires are any good when there's a bit of unpaved road, or someones garden or whatever to cross remains to be seen. I doubt it.

A fat tired Model X in P100D trim would do all of that so much better. If Dubai is not outfitting its police department with those right now they are losing their step.
They also look lame, which is a big reason they don't get driven. A Tesla -looks- awesome and definitely would get driven.

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