The police have a very tough job on their hands given that they’re responsible for keeping people and communities safe, they require the best tools at their disposal in order to be able to do their job effectively, and LA’s finest is now considering to use some of the best electric cars ever mode particular for use in “high-pursuit” situations.
The Las Angeles Police Department has already been testing and evaluating two Tesla Model S P85D cars that are on loan from Tesla. They have been considering to add a few of these top-tier electric cars to their fleet given that the Model S provides a great blend of safety and performance.
Police can’t go around trying to catch bad guys in slow cars. Fast cars are always welcome and given that a top-of-the-line Model S with Ludicrous Mode enabled can go from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, bad guys will surely think twice about running away from the cops.
However, a car doesn’t just need to be fast to be fit for police duty, because they often perform driving maneuvers to catch perps fleeing in cars. The Model S is very well built, and given that it can survive an accident even after soaring 82 feet in the air goes to show that the police might be on to something here.
The only caveat here is that Tesla cars, particularly the Model S, are not cheap and police departments aren’t actually loaded with cash for expensive vehicles. LAPD Police Administrator Vartan Yegiyan acknowledges that the Model S is a bit too expensive now for the department to consider but as electric vehicles continue to get cheaper, they will surely become a viable option over the next few years.