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EVLN: Used Tesla-S customized4 $aving as FremontPD-CA patrol EV

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https://patch.com/california/fremont/fremont-police-test-tesla-model-s-patrol-car
Fremont Police Test Tesla Model S As Patrol Car
Jan 24, 2019  Bea Karnes

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It has been equipped with a light bar, push bumper, and ballistic barriers.
The charging station is powered by solar energy.

FREMONT, CA — The Tesla plant is in Fremont, so why not use Tesla's in the
city's fleet of vehicles? The idea fits with the city's goal of reducing
greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from its 2005 baseline by the year
2020. The city has announced that it will begin testing a Model S electric
vehicle customized for patrol operations

In 2017, the City formed a team comprising staff from the Police, Finance,
Engineering, Information Technology, Building Maintenance, Fleet, Community
Development, and Public Works Departments to study the feasibility of
deploying a zero-emission vehicle for police field operations.

"The electric patrol vehicle pilot program is an extension of the City's
clean technology and smart city initiatives to help make Fremont a more
sustainable community," said Fremont Police Captain Sean Washington. "Given
that Fremont Police vehicle fleet is responsible for a total of 980 metric
tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, this program has the potential to
eliminate 10 percent of all municipal greenhouse gas emissions."

The pilot team — comprising staff from the Police, Finance, Engineering,
Information Technology, Building Maintenance, Fleet, Community Development,
and Public Works Departments — purchased a used 2014 Model S in January 2018
for $61,478.50 (including taxes and fees) to replace a 2007 Dodge Charger
which was scheduled to be taken out of service due to age. The Tesla is the
only electric vehicle that met specifications for size, performance, battery
range, and safety, all required for a fully deployable patrol vehicle.

It is now equipped with a light bar, push bumper, and ballistic barriers.
The total invoiced costs for modifications to date are $4,447 and are
expected to increase as final invoices come in. In comparison, a Ford
Explorer with the police package costs approximately $40,000 with additional
modification costs that are comparable to the Tesla. The initial buildup
cost of the Tesla is slightly higher than that of a Ford due to the
necessary customizations.

In addition, the cost of gas over a five-year period for the police Ford
Explorer is approximately $32,000, and maintenance is estimated at $15,000.
While the average life cycle of a police vehicle is approximately five
years, electric vehicles may be operational for longer due to less
mechanical issues.

To support plug-in vehicles, the City's Police Complex has three charging
stations. The electricity supply comes from the Police Department's
renewable solar power structure, which zeroes out the greenhouse gas
emissions of that vehicle's operation.

During the test period, the Model S will be monitored for performance,
durability, range, costs, and unknowns that crop up.
[© patch.com]


https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/nation-world/national/article225034265.html
Police transform used Tesla into stealthy patrol car in California
January 24, 2019  A California police department has turned a used Tesla
into a patrol car, ... Police said the car was “the only electric vehicle
that met specifications for size ...


https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article212833184.html
Police transform used Tesla into stealthy patrol car in California
January 24, 2019  ... A California police department has turned a used Tesla
into a patrol car, hoping to cut the city’s carbon footprint — and the
high-end, low-emissions vehicle may be cheaper than a conventional squad car
in the long-run, according to police ...


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Tesla to cut production hours for Model S and X
Jan 23 2019  Tesla also faces the unenviable choice of raising prices at the
risk of losing customers or slashing costs by thousands of dollars per
vehicle as the electric ...




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Modified 2014 Tesla-S_85 Fremont police cruiser> ready4 duty

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Fremont Police Test Tesla Model S As Patrol Car
Jan 28 2019
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https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-fremont-pd-police-cruiser-update/
Tesla Model S Fremont PD police cruiser is complete and ready for duty
March 7, 2019  Simon Alvarez

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Fremont Police Department  @FremontPD
Media Advisory - Media Event for New Zero-emissions Tesla Patrol Vehicle:
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Civic Center @ Stevenson Blvd. - Upper parking lot between PD & Library
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The Fremont Police Department’s held a media event on Wednesday to debut its
newest Tesla Model S police car. The modified 2014 Model S 85 will be used
by the Fremont PD as a regular patrol car, as part of the city’s initiatives
to reduce emissions.

The Model S police cruiser is daunting to behold. The Model S is already a
fairly large car, and when it’s equipped with police equipment, it
definitely looks the part of a tough vehicle that chases down criminals as
part of its daily routine. Fremont PD notes that it spent around $4,000 in
modifications to make the car ready for police duty. These include an
overhead light bar, rear flashers, an in-vehicle camera, a push-bumper,
partitions between the front seat and back, and front doors that are
replaced with armored panels. The vehicle’s plush back seats are even
changed to a smooth plastic prisoner seat, due to the tendency of some
people to make a mess at the back of the car.

The modification of the 2014 Model S 85 was done under Tesla’s supervision.
Engineers from the company were consulted to ensure that no sensitive parts
of the vehicle got damaged as police equipment was installed. The electric
car maker also disabled the Model S’ driver-assist features such as
Autopilot and Autopark.

While the upfront cost of the Model S patrol car exceeds that of traditional
gas-guzzling police vehicles, Fremont PD expects the electric sedan to give
significant savings in gas and maintenance. Speaking to KCBS News, Mark
Collins, the department’s fleet maintenance manager, also added that the
Tesla Model S’ raw power will come in handy during police work. “The
acceleration is better in the electric models. That’ll get them right on
them quicker and faster,” he said.

Speaking to Mashable, Fremont police Capt. Sean Washington noted that if the
Model S 85 proves to be an effective police vehicle, Fremont PD could
purchase an additional 10 electric cars, then another 20. Washington also
stated that a mostly-electric police fleet is a realistic idea for the
future, since electric vehicle technology is improving at a rapid pace.

Tesla is on its way to becoming a mass-market car maker with the $35,000
Model 3. Once the company learns how to make vehicles at scale, it could
start producing “police package” versions (bare-bones units that can be
easily modified with police equipment) cars as part of its offerings. The
Model 3 and the upcoming Model Y will actually be a good choice for police
duty, since the vehicles have all the advantages of high-end electric cars
such as instant torque and quick acceleration while being priced
competitively with mainstream vehicles.
[© teslarati.com]


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Tesla debuts Rs 24 lakh Model 3 electric sedan
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