It is clear that the Tesla Model 3 represents an excellent basis for a police vehicle with a versatile vocation.
The National Gendarmerie has just ordered 26 Alpine A110s. But as we know, the police now also have the constraint of equipping themselves with electric vehicles. This has been an obligation since the publication of the LOM (mobility orientation law), which obliges public companies to a quota of electric vehicles when renewing their fleets.
British police have similar constraints. As such, it has just put the Tesla Model 3 to the test with a view to possible large-scale commissioning in its vehicle fleet. The tests carried out on a copy would have been fruitful and the police across the Channel could thus soon decide to order a certain number of copies.
The perfect police car?
With its reasonable price (€43,800 in France), its peak performance (around 300 horsepower) and its sufficient autonomy (491 km according to the WLTP cycle), it must be recognized that the American sedan has a technical sheet compatible with most police duties. So, will she also make her way among the French police fleets one day? Not sure, in view of the scandal recently posed by the order of foreign vehicles within the gendarmerie (Seat Leon Cupra in this case).