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LAPD getting P85D's

Discussion in 'News' started by Lump, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Lump

    Lump Active Member

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  2. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Duplicate thread
     
  3. apacheguy

    apacheguy Sig 255, VIN 320

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    Wonder if Tesla can load a modified firmware that ties into their dispatch system.
     
  4. RobStark

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    Resistance is Futile.

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  5. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    That... is more awesome than I thought it would be.
     
  6. swaltner

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    Very nice. I wonder what the actual composition of their fleet will eventually be. (Numbers of each specific model of EV and PHEV) I have to admit that my first thought on seeing the picture was that the Tesla was a confiscation of some sort and repurposed (many of the DARE vehicles in police fleets are confiscations during drug busts). This article doesn't say that at all, but rather that they are actively pursuing the addition of EVs and PHEVs to their fleet. Good on them.
     
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    Surely, they could find a way to integrate the lighting so that it doesn't protrude from the top...

    That can't be beneficial for range.
     
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    Yes, um, they will need to do lots of "testing" on this vehicle.
     
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    This is really awesome. That's all I've got. It's awesome.
     
  10. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    So, Tesla's "loaning" the P85D to the LAPD, it appears. And, that cop has the Tesla Grin already.

    Be prepared for some donut crumbs around the LA Superchargers!
     
  11. FlatSix911

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    Mixed feelings on this announcement ... great news for EVs, not so great for those who like to fly low.
     
  12. tigerade

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    I wouldn't mind being pulled over by that.
     
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    I wonder if Tesla is modifying their firmware in special ways.

    For example, you wouldn't want someone to be able to get in and start the car and drive it away just because the key fob was nearby.
     
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    I can't see a seam where the windshield meets the roof. Could it be a Model X style windshield?
     
  15. AnOutsider

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    This "test" could go both ways. They give Tesla feedback on what an ideal software/hardware setup would be, and come 2018 when the Gigafactory is pumping out cells, Tesla starts selling specially-specced Model S fleets to various jurisdictions.
     
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    Just change 440 cu in to 120 kWh battery!
     
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    Sounds good.

    Now if we can just convince the cops in LA that what they really need more than anything else is a better navigation system, third-party app integration, and, most importantly, a pack heating option we may be in good shape.
     
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  20. Pete90D

    Pete90D Fan of Red Lights

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    I'm curious what options they went with and if they did a lot of testing. It seems like the body is a bit higher than mine is on standard, which is how coil looks compared to air, but maybe they got air.

    They also got 21s, which will handle better, and would be staggered, but will have worse tire wear. Makes me curious if they tested the handling with 21s vs 19s
     

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