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550 clicks; posted to STEM » on 06 Dec 2021 at 10:17 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-06 10:12:35 AM  
Glad to see everyone reducing their CO2 emissions.
 
2021-12-06 10:20:37 AM  
Well that'll save rioters lotta time when the police cars burn themselves
 
2021-12-06 10:31:44 AM  

edmo: Well that'll save rioters lotta time when the police cars burn themselves


[Citation Needed] that electric cars catch fire more than gas powered ones.
 
2021-12-06 10:43:38 AM  
With the amount of driving they do, I can see these saving money for them in the long term.
 
2021-12-06 10:53:54 AM  
Not the first department to do it. Not sure if Fremont is either, but they seemed to forget they need to charge them:
Tesla police vehicle ran out of power during a car chase in California - ABC News (go.com)
 
2021-12-06 10:56:03 AM  
It makes sense. Cop cars spend a lot of time idling. Even when patrolling, they're not going 250 miles per hitch. Even with all the accessories they're running, those massive batteries should last at least until the next shift. Plug them in at the station, grab another. Save the gas engines for long distance transports.
 
2021-12-06 10:57:58 AM  
We can also look forward to the Teslas having their soy-based wiring eaten by rodents.
 
2021-12-06 11:23:54 AM  
The police, as it is, stand to be and should be considered useless criminal gangs
 
2021-12-06 11:28:10 AM  

LoneCoon: It makes sense. Cop cars spend a lot of time idling. Even when patrolling, they're not going 250 miles per hitch. Even with all the accessories they're running, those massive batteries should last at least until the next shift. Plug them in at the station, grab another. Save the gas engines for long distance transports.


That was my first thought too.

My second thought was: all day in a Tesla, sitting or cruising around town in the summer or winter in Ohio.  They're either gonna wind up with really sweaty and frostbitten (depending on season) cops or a lot of dead batteries.  Or both.
 
2021-12-06 11:30:25 AM  

likwidflame: The police, as it is, stand to be and should be considered useless criminal gangs


That is a popular thing to voice.  Good on you for trying to be popular.  It's more likely to work out for you than trying to be a poplar.
 
2021-12-06 11:54:09 AM  

likwidflame: The police, as it is, stand to be and should be considered useless criminal gangs


Have them arrested!
 
2021-12-06 12:02:27 PM  
Kinda wonder why there aren't more ebikes for cops, or scooters.  The regular bikes our PD uses are very, very expensive, like $4K.
 
2021-12-06 12:05:47 PM  
Man that article was a suck up

Should be interesting to see how this will work out, the reason cop cars are so ragged out is that they run 24/7, new shift, new cop, same car.  They are super lax about maintenance,

So,
It will be run the thing through the shift, supercharger(or level 2) run rinse repeat
Will be a test for the batteries, especially since Tesla let's you top them off to 100% and drain down to zero(if you chose to)
 
2021-12-06 12:10:36 PM  

BitwiseShift: Kinda wonder why there aren't more ebikes for cops, or scooters.  The regular bikes our PD uses are very, very expensive, like $4K.


Yeah, and why does an out of shape pig need a carbon fiber Trek? It's just gonna stay on the bike rack on the charger, while the piggy sits in the a/c.
 
2021-12-06 12:19:50 PM  

Geotpf: edmo: Well that'll save rioters lotta time when the police cars burn themselves

[Citation Needed] that electric cars catch fire more than gas powered ones.


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2021-12-06 3:51:06 PM  

Randrew: They're either gonna wind up with really sweaty and frostbitten (depending on season) cops or a lot of dead batteries.


Why's that?
 
2021-12-06 3:56:49 PM  
This is going well, if slowly. It would have been a riot if posted in main.
 
2021-12-06 4:09:42 PM  

Likwit: Randrew: They're either gonna wind up with really sweaty and frostbitten (depending on season) cops or a lot of dead batteries.

Why's that?


Summer heat begs in-car air cooling.  Winter cold demands in-car heating.  Both drain batteries whether your electric car is "running" or not.
 
2021-12-06 4:12:28 PM  

Social Justice Warlock: This is going well, if slowly. It would have been a riot if posted in main.


That's why I was a little snippy with likwidflame.  His wasn't a very STEMmy comment.
 
2021-12-06 4:30:26 PM  

Randrew: Likwit: Randrew: They're either gonna wind up with really sweaty and frostbitten (depending on season) cops or a lot of dead batteries.

Why's that?

Summer heat begs in-car air cooling.  Winter cold demands in-car heating.  Both drain batteries whether your electric car is "running" or not.


K. And?
 
2021-12-06 4:43:10 PM  

Geotpf: edmo: Well that'll save rioters lotta time when the police cars burn themselves

[Citation Needed] that electric cars catch fire more than gas powered ones.


Is joke, not documentary.
 
2021-12-07 3:03:50 PM  

Chemlight Battery: likwidflame: The police, as it is, stand to be and should be considered useless criminal gangs

Have them arrested!


How about we have them re-educated (or just plain ol' educated in the southern states) to be members of the community and not gestapo light
 
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