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LAPD tests out Tesla Model S as patrol car

If Tesla Motors gets its way, the next set of flashing lights in your rear view mirror very well could be attached to an electric car.

LAPD tests out Tesla Model S as patrol car


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As much as folks want electric cars, they have a long way to go to be practical. They better get increased mileage on those batteries if they want to be actually useful as a patrol car. 150 mile charge isn't crap to a cop car. Lithium mining is more destructive than oil.

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And oil is not destructive

The price of the battery has dropped from $40 k to $15 k or so I have been told

I have ridden in one several times. My friend scares the crap out of me showing off its acceleration

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I guess you did not read the article
I kinda agree with T'Soup, if they didn't think the LAPD would cough up the money in time for a few, why loan them not one, but 2 Tesla's in the first place? I've driven one, not the insane model, and if I could afford one I would buy one in a heart beat; and I'm not going to wait till 2020 for a Model 3 to become available.
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According to my friend, you can get an 80% charge in about 20 minutes. While I agree they are impractical as a cruiser, for some limited applications they might have some utility. But mostly it's so LAPD can look progressive and Tesla gets advertising

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Gee, our police cruiser will take almost two hours to charge. I suspect Krispy Kreme doughnuts will become the popular place with recharging stations.

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