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EVs unsuitable for use as pursuit cars, apparently

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by pow216, Dec 24, 2019.

  1. pow216

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  2. Uncle Paul

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    Phony reasons. Police should never use autopilot in emergency or pursuit conditions anymore than they would use standard cruise control under those circumstances.

    Police are trained in emergency and persuit tactical driving. Under no circumstances should they switch to autopilot to catch bad guys etc.

    ICE Police cars themselves sometimes run out of gasoline as well. In long pursuits the will bring in a fresh car and driver to run down the perps while the first car refuels and again take up the chase. Often strategy is to simply run the bad guy out of gas so he will coast to a stop and be arrested. Cops will need to learn new strategy and policies to move to the electric age.

    Most police shifts are spent at idle or slowly driving around town in their normal duties. Batteries should be better than just sitting in an idling ICE car for hours.

    While normally a cop car can do a full shift on a single charge, they often have many opportunities to stop at a charger during their shift while doing paperwork or radio work. Also should be able to grab some additional juice duing shift changes etc.

    As Ev's get faster, cop cars are going to also need to step up to keep pace. A typical cruiser with light bar usually topps off about 120 mph.
     
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    None. They put pictures in the Daily Mail *spit* of i3’s. You should see the comment section. It’s a *sugar* show of ignorance, stupidity and hatred of change.


    I am shocked to hear how lawless things are in England however. All these long distance high speed pursuits... shocking really. You don’t even see anything about it in the media, obviously covered up. /s
     
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