Watch a Tesla Model X becoming a police vehicle
Dec. 2nd 2018 Fred Lambert
Tesla Model X police vehicle
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/ Kantonspolizei Basel-Stadt
Tesla vehicles are becoming increasingly popular with police departments
around the world and now a fleet of Tesla Model X electric SUVs is being
converted to patrol vehicles in Switzerland.
They are showing us how they are doing it with some interesting videos and
It can raise some eyebrows when a police service buys a ~$100,000 vehicle as
a cruiser, but the Basel police department says that it is actually buying
Model Xs to save money.
Earlier this year, they announced that they are replacing 7 diesel cruisers
with 7 Tesla Model X 100Ds.
The police said that the vehicles end up each costing about 49,000 Francs
more than their usual diesel cruiser, but they expect that the Tesla
vehicles will be better long-term investments due to “significantly lower
costs for operation and maintenance and a higher resale value.”
They have now received the vehicles and they have been preparing them to
soon go into operation.
On their Instagram (@kantonspolizei_baselstadt), they have been documenting
the transformation with interesting images:
In the pictures, you can see the extent of the modifications needed to
install those police lights and other accessories.
Some of the Model X 100D SUVs are already ready and about half the fleet is
going on the road as soon as next week.
They released a quick video that should give you an idea of what it would be
like seeing the MOdel X in your rearview mirror:
The Basel-Stadt canton police are deploying the biggest fleet of Tesla
vehicles for police patrol vehicles that we have seen to date, but they are
not the only ones working on going electric and especially using Tesla
Tesla vehicles are becoming strangely popular with police departments all
over the world.
In the US, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Denver Police
Department are both using Model S sedans as part of their fleets.
In Europe, Scotland Yard says that it is considering the vehicle and the
Luxembourg Police converted two Model S sedans to patrol cars.
The Ontario Police also recently received a brand new Model X, which they
also converted to a police vehicle.
(goog-translated - The canton police Basel-City is in procurement of seven
Tesla Model X 100D worth nearly one million Swiss francs. At a press
conference on December 6, 2018, the first three cars will be presented to
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