Police officers in Fremont, California, will soon catch bad guys without burning a drop of gasoline. The city is preparing to add a Tesla Model S to its fleet of police cruisers as part of a pilot program. The process of turning a Tesla Model S into a police cruiser began in January 2018, when the Fremont Police Department purchased a used, pre-facelift 2014 85 model for $61,478 including taxes and fees to replace a 2007 Dodge Charger that was scheduled to retire. The law enforcement agency explained it didn’t choose the Model S because Tesla’s headquarters and factory are in Fremont. The Model S was the only electric car that met the department’s size, performance, driving range, and safety requirements. It has taken Fremont police a year to turn the Model S into a cop car because the department had to work with aftermarket suppliers to develop equipment like a light bar, a push bumper, a prisoner partition, and ballistic barriers. The department pointed out … [Read more...] about The Tesla Model S reports for police cruiser duty in California
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By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE Published 6:32 pm PST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 A 2014 Tesla Model S 85 is being outfitted for patrol before being put into use with the Fremont Police Department. A number of items, including sirens and a push bumper, are being added to the vehicle, and Fremont PD decals will be added to its side when it arrives at police headquarters. less A 2014 Tesla Model S 85 is being outfitted for patrol before being put into use with the Fremont Police Department. A number of items, including sirens and a push bumper, are being added to the vehicle, and ... more Photo: Courtesy Fremont Police Department Photo: Courtesy Fremont Police Department Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 A 2014 Tesla Model S 85 is being outfitted for patrol … [Read more...] about Fremont police to add a new patrol vehicle to its roster: A Tesla Model S
caption The Tesla Model S. source Tesla UK motoring magazine What Car? surveyed more than 18,000 car owners to establish the reliability of 159 models across 31 brands. The Tesla Model S proved the least reliable and was given a score of just 50.9%. Owners identified issues with the cars’ electrical systems and bodywork. “Just over half of the cars were out of action for at least a week and some fixes cost more than £1500,” What Car? said about the Model S. More than 18,000 car owners in the UK identified the Tesla Model S as the least reliable car out of 31 brands and 159 model. Motoring magazine What Car? gave the Tesla Model S a reliability rating of just 50.9%, with owners identifying issues with the car’s electrical systems and bodywork. The car’s “electric powertrain is proving reliable,” What Car? said, but owners reported bent … [Read more...] about The Tesla Model S came in last in a major survey ranking cars by how reliable they are
If the scent of lavender and the feel of Lycra on clammy flesh are your kind of thing, you won’t find anywhere better than cycling mecca La Coquillade. Set in the hills of the Petit Luberon, a rosé-growing idyll between Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, this hotel has been created by a Tour de France team owner and attracts moneyed MAMILs with its scenic bicycle routes and experienced coaches. Correctly sizing up my level of fitness, I was invited to ride around the surrounding villages on an e-bike, meaning I could avoid my twin allergies of Lycra and physical exertion. The electric power was in keeping with my other mode of transportation for the week: A Tesla Model S 100D. I chose Provence as my destination to size-up the Model S’s charge range. The £90,000 100D has the longest range of any Tesla – up to 393 miles. Would a blast to the south of France induce range anxiety? Could it match the cross-country pace of gas-guzzling rivals from Mercedes-AMG and … [Read more...] about Tesla Model S 100D review: Only famous for its unpredictable boss or genuinely good to drive?
According to a new report from federal investigators, a Tesla battery caught fire twice after it was involved in a crash. But given the volatile nature of lithium-ion batteries, perhaps it shouldn't have come as a surprise.The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today released a preliminary report regarding a Tesla Model S that crashed in Florida, killing two and injuring one. The report states that, after extinguishing a fire that consumed the vehicle, the battery again caught fire while being loaded for removal from the scene. The battery caught fire again when it arrived at the storage yard. Both times, the fire was extinguished.This isn't the first time that a Tesla battery has reignited following a collision. It also happened following a Tesla Model X crash earlier this year in California, which is still under NTSB investigation as well. While that might stoke fear in those not familiar with EVs, reignition isn't only feasible, it's something that needs to be monitored by … [Read more...] about Tesla Model S battery reignited twice after crash, NTSB reports