Nissan LEAFs Turned into Police Cars in Portugal
Portugal's Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP) has begun using Nissan LEAF electric cars to do some police work, primarly for the PSP's Safe School program, though they could also be used for other things (though the LEAF wouldn't exactly be well adapted for highway car chases...).
Nissan LEAF was chosen by PSP as part of its push to reduce its ecological footprint.
"We pride ourselves in being the first police force in the world to incorporate cars with zero-emission technology as part of our 5,000 vehicle fleet," said Superintendent Paul Gomes Valente, National Director of PSP. "We want to continue contributing to the reduction in pollution in large urban centers and the introduction of the 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF sets a new benchmark for our fleet."
This follows Scotland Yard's decision to use some Vauxhall Amperas (the European version of the Chevrolet Volt).