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Nissan LEAF gets the blue light - car fanatics - 07-11-2012 08:28 AM
Photo credit: Nissan
July 11, 2012
By: CF staff
Portuguese police will soon have new leads and be charged. Local police have taken delivery of a fleet of Nissan LEAF electric vehicles.
The eight Nissan LEAF police cars will be operated by Portugal's PSP (Polícia de Segurança Pública) the security force responsible for policing the large urban areas of the country.
The multi-award winning, zero-emission cars will be used mainly as part of the PSP's Safe School Program, but with flashing blue lights, sirens and clear ‘Polícia' markings, they can be called upon to perform other police duties at any time.
Nissan LEAF was chosen by PSP as part of its push to reduce its ecological footprint. "We pride ourselves in being the first police force in the world to incorporate cars with zero-emission technology as part of our 5,000 vehicle fleet," said Superintendent Paul Gomes Valente, National Director of PSP.
"We want to continue reducing pollution in large urban centres and the introduction of the 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF sets a new benchmark for our fleet," he added.
Portugal is an EV pioneer in Europe. It was one of the first countries to install a network of EV chargers in its big cities and was the first to sell Nissan LEAF to the European public when it was introduced in 2011.
RE: Nissan LEAF gets the blue light - nell_z - 07-11-2012 08:54 AM
So, I'll just have the satisfaction of knowing that during a 40 mile stint, if I run full throttle, the cops will never catch me. Real smart.
RE: Nissan LEAF gets the blue light - Scout - 07-11-2012 09:15 AM
You cant outrun Motorola.
RE: Nissan LEAF gets the blue light - nell_z - 07-11-2012 09:27 AM
Tell that to Apple.
RE: Nissan LEAF gets the blue light - jspookss - 07-11-2012 09:46 AM
RE: Nissan LEAF gets the blue light - Scout - 07-11-2012 09:52 AM
RE: Nissan LEAF gets the blue light - GotMopar? - 07-11-2012 10:16 AM
Hmmm, I believe you are mistaken because 40 miles may be to far. I am going to say 20 miles with a 20 mile return trip to recharge the batteries. That is only if the police don't use the radio or turn on the blue light which may reduce the range to 20 miles both ways. Maybe they should have saved money and bought golf carts?
RE: Nissan LEAF gets the blue light - nell_z - 07-11-2012 10:21 AM
Or cars with engines, perhaps.
RE: Nissan LEAF gets the blue light - GotMopar? - 07-11-2012 10:27 AM
The article did state that, "The Leaf sets a new benchmark for our fleet." I wonder if that benchmark includes letting criminals escape?
RE: Nissan LEAF gets the blue light - zguy - 07-11-2012 11:18 AM
Its only 8 leafs, so they have plenty of chase,cars
RE: Nissan LEAF gets the blue light - ? - 07-12-2012 02:33 AM
Oh my God. Hahahahahahaha. Looks totally ridiculous!
RE: Nissan LEAF gets the blue light - ArtRiX - 07-12-2012 04:30 AM