Tesla UK rebuilt the Model 3 into a police car earlier this year. Now they share police field test results.
Tesla in the UK This spring, a specially modified Tesla Model 3 was shown for police testing in the country. Now, nine months later, the manufacturer is sharing lessons learned from field testing.
It’s Max Toozs-Hobson, Account Manager and “Head of Emergency Services” at Tesla UK who wrote about it On his LinkedIn page.
range in light blue, That is, rather aggressive driving, it should, according to him, be 322 km. Meanwhile, the average “blue light driving” only lasts about 7-15 minutes, according to Toze Hobson. “The longest driving distance in one of our cars was over four hours of active duty under advanced driving conditions,” he adds.
The extra equipment in a police car should have little effect on the range. For example, an automatic license plate reader reduces range by “less than a few English miles” in three hours. According to Tesla, the additional headlights “could be lit for several days.”
It should be fast charging too Go quickly. According to Max Toozs-Hobbson’s website, police were able to add 70 percent of the power in “under 20 minutes” to one of Tesla’s 250 kW V3 charging shafts.
It may have meant that they paid a fee within the ideal 10-80 percent window, which in this case is still remarkably fast — in its class with Hyundai and Kia’s fast-charging electric vehicles, the Ioniq 5 and EV6.
In addition, it is emphasized How low are the service costs for the police? The brake pads had to be replaced during the 1600 km check but then it was ’15-20%’ with a substance in it.
The only other thing that was accomplished over the 2,400km mileage had to be the tires being replaced at just under 1,300km. However, the publication notes that British police rules require tire changes more than the law.
In Sweden, the police took Against the first of the new diesel and petrol Volvo XC60 B5 AWD and V90 B6 AWD models this summer. The cars will be delivered until 2029, and there is no indication that the police plan to order any electric cars before that time.
In Germany, for example, the police began to use electric power. Recently, about a hundred white Volkswagen ID.3 cars were ordered.
Swedish police should also get electric cars.
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