Tesla Cybertruck to serve as patrol car for Dubai police
Dubai's exotic fleet of police cars is set to get its first-ever Tesla car next year. According to a tweet by Dubai Police, Tesla's recently-launched electric pickup, Cybertruck, will join the official fleet in 2020. Reportedly, the all-electric truck will be used as a patrol car in areas where there are lots of tourists. Publicity gimmick or real use-case, you decide.
As per the image shared by Dubai Police's Twitter handle, the Cybertruck will get some modifications, featuring the official livery of the police force. Notably, the Tesla electric pickup truck will serve alongside some famous supercars including the likes of Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin One-77, BMW i8, Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Aventador, Lykan HyperSport, and the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S, among others.
The move to add Cybertruck to their fleet of cars is driven by the strength of the truck. It features an ultra-hard cold-rolled stainless steel and is touted to withstand a sledgehammer as well as small firearms. The armored glass windows are also said to be strong, but they definitely need more reworking after the failed demonstration test (Remember, it is still not "shatter-proof").
The base-model with single motor and rear-wheel-drive offers a range of 402km while dual-motor all-wheel-drive version has a range of 482km. Further, the top-tier tri-motor all-wheel-drive model will have a range of 805km. This variant can also accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds.
Cybertruck is a purpose-built pickup truck with superb off-roading capabilities, thanks to its 406mm ground clearance and adaptive air suspension. This makes it more capable than some of the road-friendly models like Veyron, Ferrari LaFerrari, and Lamborghini Aventador, at least on paper. The e-truck can also accommodate six people, tow over 14,000 pounds of weight, and has a storage space of 100 cubic feet.