Unplugged Performance, a workshop focused on tuning Tesla cars, has been tasked with developing a patrol car for various police departments based on the Model Y.
Given the huge demand for electric vehicles to later be converted into police cars, this company decides to customize Tesla SUVs for orders for police stations in the United States or any country that requests them.
The Tesla Model Y, called the Upfit, is a great solution in terms of petrol gas mileage, as police vehicles are always required to support on-board electronics and maintain readiness to respond at any time.
How much does electric patrol save?
Just to give an idea, 60% of all gasoline consumed in internal combustion patrol occurs only during idling, that means when the vehicle is stopped but the engine is running.
When strictly idling, the 2018 Ford Police Interceptor utility police car consumes an average of 6,200 liters of gasoline per year, meanwhile, the hybrid is slightly better, as the 2022 Interceptor Hybrid consumes an average of 2,800 liters of gasoline annually.
Taking these figures into account, electric cars can operate all electronic equipment with minimal power requirements and without fuel consumption. So communications can always be on, climate control can always be on, and the car is always one second away from being ready to respond.
The environmental impact of an electric car is also exposed, since it does not run stationary with a gasoline engine. Based on the average consumption of liters of gasoline burned per year by a conventional patrol, the pollution generated by a single electric patrol is more than 25 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, which will reduce respiratory and health problems.
To this we have to add that having an electric patrol like this Tesla Model Y, reduces the maintenance cost by about 75% compared to all competing public safety or fleet vehicles. In monetary terms, a single electric patrol can save about half a million pesos over a period of five years.
To all of the above, we must add that the Tesla Patrol has the world’s largest number of charging stations, which apparently provide the ability to recharge the battery, in addition to the number of power outlets.
What is Unplugged Performance Patrol’s device?
Each Unplugged Performance Tesla Model Y patrol cars can be equipped with armor packages, air compressor and power tools, cargo storage systems, fire extinguishers, dump trucks, rigid rear seats, heavy duty front seats, braking systems and high performance suspension .
These include custom lighting solutions, firearms and tool racks, sirens, air horns and public address systems, GPS and radio systems, K9 containers, tool boxes, custom indoor and outdoor solutions, computers and accessories, custom emergency lighting and floor coverings and protectors. are also included.