German Police Going Green with Volkswagen e-Golf
While police in Dubai have opted for high-flying supercars as of late, ze Germans are taking a much different approach to their newest pursuit vehicles – electric Volkswagen Golfs. According to Auto Zeitung, Volkswagen will officially debut its police-spec e-Golf at the International Trade Fair for Police Equipment, held in Leipzig. A word of advice to the German crooks out there – don’t get any ideas. RELATED: See Photos of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
Despite the e-Golf’s EV powertrain, it should meet the criteria for being a competent urban patrol vehicle. Equipped with a 115-horsepower electric motor, the torquey mill can propel the e-Golf from standstill to 37mph (60kph) in 4.2 seconds and onto 60mph in about 10 seconds – about the same as your standard Fiat 500.
Range will vary according to payload and driving style, though the ‘stadtpolizei’ (city police) should expect an average of around 80 to 120 miles between charges. Thanks to the e-Golf's whisper-quiet electric powertrain, we suspect most of that mileage will be spent noiselessly creeping-up on baddies.
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The VW e-Golf Police is pegged to retail for around €35,000 ($46,000), and while that’s certainly not cheap, its low consumption and refueling bill should cut costs over time.
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