Nissan Leaf Models Used as Police Cars in Portugal

July 19, 2012 / No Comments

In an effort to reduce its ecological footprint,Portugal’s Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP) has begun using Nissan Leaf as police cars. PSP is the first police force in the world to incorporate cars with zero-emission technology in its fleet.

Leaf police Nissan Leaf Models Used as Police Cars in Portugal

Superintendent Paul Gomes Valente, National Director of PSP, said that the force is proud of this decision and want to continue contributing to the reduction in pollution in large urban centers.

He also opined that the introduction of the Leaf into its 5,000 vehicle fleet sets a new benchmark.

The 100-percent electric Nissan Leaf is primarily chosen for the PSP’s Safe School program.

It could be used for other purposes, but we don’t expect it to be used for highway chasing or highway patrolling.

We also hear that Scotland Yard has decided to use Vauxhall Amperas. This is the European version of the Chevrolet Volt.

Good to see that such departments are including EVs in their fleet, which in turn could bring in a huge difference.