Tesla tailored Mannequin Three for British emergency providers – police, fireplace departments, ambulances, paramedics
A new Tesla Model 3 police car has been made available to the emergency services by Tesla. The vehicle will be used for testing as part of the UK Government’s Road To Zero strategy. The specially adapted Model 3 will enable British emergency services to convert their fleets to zero-emission vehicles.
The Tesla Model 3 police car is starting trials as an ambulance in the UK https://t.co/VmuoHYlg77
– Drive Tesla 🇨🇦 (@DriveTeslaca) June 17, 2021
The combination of high-performance and all-wheel drive as well as low maintenance and operating costs make the vehicle a viable option for all types of emergency services. This includes police, fire brigades, ambulances and paramedics across the UK. Halls Electrical, a well-established emergency services provider, made the modifications to the Model 3 to make it suitable for its duties.
Here in the US, many police forces have started adding Tesla vehicles to their fleets. The most recent and most notable review was by the Westport Police Department in Connecticut. When Westport first added the new Tesla Model 3 patrol car to its fleet, critics condemned the department, citing high costs. Two years later, the city released new financial data on its Model 3, showing the vehicle brought huge savings – more than enough for the city to buy a new Tesla police vehicle from the savings after the 4th year of owning the first to buy .
Drive Tesla Canada noted that the new Tesla emergency vehicle is equipped with the optional 21-inch overturbine wheels and that if successful, the UK police would join a long list of police forces already electrically powered by Tesla vehicles .
Do you value the originality of CleanTechnica? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica member, supporter, technician, or ambassador – or a patron on Patreon.
Do you have a tip for CleanTechnica, would you like to advertise or would you like to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk Podcast? Contact us here.