Atherton, California city manager has expressed his desire to acquire several brand new Tesla Model S cars to use them as police cruisers.

Atherton, California city manager has expressed his desire to acquire several brand new Tesla Model S cars to use them as police cruisers.

In an interview given to San Jose Mercury News, George Rodericks who is the city manager of Atherton, California said "I'd love to see the [Tesla] Model S be used for Atherton's police cars." This shouldn't come as a surprise since 15.4 percent of all new cars sold in Atherton are Tesla Model S, according to data obtained by Edmunds.

As Motor Authority points out, the all-electric Tesla Model S has a few aces up its sleeve which would make it suitable for a police cruiser, such as more room for police-related hardware inside the cabin as a result of the absence of a tunnel running down the middle of the car. In addition, the Model S is a seriously quick car taking into account the Performance model will sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in about 4.5 seconds and it's also the safest car to ever be tested by NHTSA.

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Atherton, CA city manager wants Tesla Model S police cruisers