>> Tesla could have found a new market for it's cars. Police in tiny Luxembourg, putting two model S sedans on patrol. Hoping their rapid acceleration will help them nab more criminals and traffic offenders. While also trimming the tiny countries carbon emissions. Just because they're the green option, don't assume they'll slow police down.
The cars can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour, or 97 kilometers in seconds. And one of the key concerns surrounding electric vehicles, the need to regularly recharge their batteries, is less of a problem in Luxemburg. Which measures only some 100 kilometers from North to South.>> Tesla cars go more than 400 kilometers, which is on a par with some petrol cars.
So if you consider our patrols cover about 200 kilometers per outing, you can easily see that battery life isn't a problem.>> Police say, it's too early to know if they'll buy more Tesla cars. But local media reports each one costs over $116,000 US dollars due to special police requirements.
Even in wealthy Luxembourg, tax payers may prefer a cheaper option.