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Swiss Police Gets Tesla Model X Fleet

Swiss Police Gets Tesla Model X Fleet

Snapshot: The police force in Basel, Switzerland will soon replace diesel vehicles with Model X 100D SUVs.

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Tesla seems to be emerging as a popular cop car with police departments in major cities like Los Angeles, Denver and Luxembourg adding Tesla Model S to their fleet. The Ontario Police recently purchased Model X, and England’s famous Scotland Yard is also evaluating options to add electric vehicles to their fleet. Interestingly, the police force in Basel, Switzerland will soon replace diesel vehicles with Model X 100D SUVs.

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Each Tesla Model X 100D SUV will cost approximately 150,000 Swiss Francs which equates to $151,000, around 50,000 Francs more than the ageing diesel vehicles. According to the statement released by the Basel-Stadt Cantonal Police, the total cost of ownership will be lower than the conventional vehicles and the Tesla Model X 100D will prove to be economically beneficial, more practical as well as emit less carbon compared to the diesel vehicles. Besides, the EV will demand low maintenance cost and will have a higher resale value which makes it an ideal option.

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The decision to purchase Model X 100D SUV is in tandem with the environmental measures structured in the Cantonal Legislative plan 2017-21 and the vehicle was finalized only after a thorough investigation and practical tests that show Tesla X 100D meets the requirement. Moreover, an alarm response vehicle should have sufficient payload and ample of storage space to keep equipment required by police officers. Additionally, the Model X 100D comes with a four-wheel drive and a host of tech such as an onboard computer that can help record the data that make it a better choice.

 

 

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