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Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:40 AM

Tesla police car nearly runs out of power during chase in California

A San Francisco-area police department says it still has full faith in a pilot program to use a Tesla electric patrol car, even though the vehicle reportedly ran low on power last week during a pursuit.

The East Bay Times newspaper reported that a Fremont police officer in the Tesla Model S, which the department bought in March, became involved in a police pursuit Friday but radioed dispatch to say that the electric vehicle warned that it had only 6 miles of battery life left and that he may not be able to continue in the chase.

Fremont police spokesperson Geneva Bosques told NBC Bay Area that the Tesla was not fully charged at the beginning of the officerís shift at 2 p.m. and that the pursuit didnít begin until around 11 p.m.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/26/tesla-police-car-nearly-runs-out-of-power-during-chase-in-california.html

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Tikki Sep 2019 #1
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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 09:20 AM

1. Cars run out of gas, also.



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Response to Tikki (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:54 PM

2. +1

But charge the cars, dudes!

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