If you’re a criminal in the UK then you might see an electric Tesla Model 3 chasing you in the near future. Jokes aside this move is part of a bigger move to use only electric cars by 2030 for their public fleets such as police and firefighters.
The UK government has said that a quarter of its central fleet will be ultra-low emission by 2022, with that number set to increase to 100% by 2030 when the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will come into effect.
A freedom of information request submitted by Air Quality News last year found that just 1% of the Department for Transport’s 1,860-strong fleet is electric, while 71% was diesel-powered. As a fan of emission free electric cars I see a lot of room for improvement here. And the electric vehicles from Tesla can certainly help.
The Tesla company has created an emergency response Model 3 that will be tested by police, fire brigades, and other emergency services in the UK.
If you have been following the Tesla company then you know that other countries already started using the model 3 for their public police cars. There were tests in Switzerland and other countries. As a fan of more electric cars on the road I am looking forward to the developments in these sectors.