Swiss Police Replace Old Diesel Cars With Tesla Model X SUV

By Rahul

The City of Basel in Switzerland has decided to replace their old diesel-powered police cars with Tesla's flagship offering, the Model X SUV.

The decision of the Swiss police to shift to the electric car comes as a response to the environmental measures structured in the country. The eco-friendly measures are in line with the country's Cantonal Legislative Plan 2017 - 21.

Swiss Police Gets Tesla Model X SUV; Replaces Old Diesel Police Cars

The Tesla Model X SUV has been finalized as the replacement to diesel cars after a thorough investigation. The car was put through practical tests, to satisfy all the requirements.

The Swiss police have chosen the top-spec 100D variant of the Model X from Tesla. This variant offers the highest range in the lineup.

The Tesla Model X 100D offers a 475-kilometre range on a single charge, with a 0 - 100km/h time of just 4.7 seconds. The Tesla Model X top spec is offered in an all-wheel-drive system, making it suitable for low grip conditions.

Swiss Police Gets Tesla Model X SUV; Replaces Old Diesel Police Cars

All these factors, make it perfectly suitable for police work. Also, the Tesla Model X will have a low maintenance cost which will be economically beneficial. While also emitting minimal carbon dioxide compared to the diesel vehicles.

Swiss Police Gets Tesla Model X SUV; Replaces Old Diesel Police Cars

Tesla offers the Model X with a four-year warranty on the vehicle. It also offers an eight-year warranty on the car's batteries and powertrain.

Swiss Police Gets Tesla Model X SUV; Replaces Old Diesel Police Cars

Inside, the Tesla model X has sufficient space to seat seven passengers. Other features on the Model X: panoramic sunroof, 17-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting, inbuilt LTE/Wifi and heated seats. The rear seats can also be folded down to offer a massive 2491 litres of boot space.

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Swiss Police Gets Tesla Model X SUV; Replaces Old Diesel Police Cars

This is not the first time a Tesla has been chosen to replace a police vehicle. The Police departments of Los Angeles, Denver and Luxembourg have added the Model S to their fleet. While the Ontario Police department in Canada has added the Model X in their lineup.

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Story first published: Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:21 [IST]
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