Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

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    Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

    Tesla police vehicle ran out of power during a car chase in California
    A California police department learned the hard way to always charge its Tesla.
    By Becky Perlow
    September 27, 2019, 11:17 AM
    A California police department is adding fuel to the electric car debate after one of its patrol cars, a Tesla Model S, nearly ran out of juice during a vehicle pursuit last week.
    It all started on a quiet Friday night in Fremont, when the city’s automated license plate reader system got a hit on a white Toyota Avalon entering the city’s limits and alerted the city’s authorities. The Toyota, wanted in connection with a felony in Santa Clara, was eventually located in an AutoZone parking lot by Fremont Police Officer Jesse Hartman at 11 p.m. on Sept. 20.

    That night, Hartman was driving his department’s one and only Tesla patrol car, part of a six-month pilot program the Fremont Police Department was studying in an attempt to reduce emissions and improve efficiency. When the Toyota finally pulled out of the AutoZone parking lot, Hartman attempted to stop the vehicle.

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    Re: Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

    Can't be, Musk cars are purrrfect.

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    Re: Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

    Quote Originally Posted by Vagon11 View Post
    Can't be, Musk cars are purrrfect.
    It would have been better for him if he had been on a horse, while the cruiser is quick, its not a good police pursuit vehicle for a myriad of reasons other than running out of juice.

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    Re: Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

    Wulp, that ought to learn 'em.

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    Re: Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Wulp, that ought to learn 'em.
    The PD is giving excuses for the Car, while the criminal got away. One has to wonder why they did not keep their Crown vics or get Caprices.

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    Re: Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    The PD is giving excuses for the Car, while the criminal got away. One has to wonder why they did not keep their Crown vics or get Caprices.
    True, but the snowflake society has to learn the hard way once and a while.

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    Re: Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    The PD is giving excuses for the Car, while the criminal got away. One has to wonder why they did not keep their Crown vics or get Caprices.
    From the article it seems there is only one Tesla that had just completed its 6 month testing cycle. It was already at 50% when the pursuing officer picked it up and he was deep into his shift when the pursuit began. Could it be possibly the other vehicles were ICE models that continued the pursuit?..

    I don't know, this is another example of a poorly written article. I mean for God's sake!!!....This is a news station reporting this ,why do I have to assume so much?!?!?! I thought this was their job?!?!?!!!! to get the damned facts!!!!!!

    What really bothers me is that this town had license plate scanners reading your plates as you entered town? Were these things up on poles? on traffic lights? were they on the police cruisers themselves (to which I have less of an issue with)?.
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    Re: Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Tesla police vehicle ran out of power during a car chase in California
    A California police department learned the hard way to always charge its Tesla.
    By Becky Perlow
    September 27, 2019, 11:17 AM
    Why didn't he just stop at a gas station for a quick five gallons and...uhh, oh never mind.
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    Re: Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    From the article it seems there is only one Tesla that had just completed its 6 month testing cycle. It was already at 50% when the pursuing officer picked it up and he was deep into his shift when the pursuit began. Could it be possibly the other vehicles were ICE models that continued the pursuit?..

    I don't know, this is another example of a poorly written article. I mean for God's sake!!!....This is a news station reporting this ,why do I have to assume so much?!?!?! I thought this was their job?!?!?!!!! to get the damned facts!!!!!!

    What really bothers me is that this town had license plate scanners reading your plates as you entered town? Were these things up on poles? on traffic lights? were they on the police cruisers themselves (to which I have less of an issue with)?.
    You know, I thought that about the license plate scans, is it legal to do that?

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    Re: Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    You know, I thought that about the license plate scans, is it legal to do that?
    They're in widespread use in the UK and EU - all UK police traffic cars have them, many fixed cameras are used to track cars of interest to the police as well as widespread speed cameras linked digitally so that speeding fines can be sent in the post to errant drivers. They're also used in many car parks with time limits and barrier-free toll roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    You know, I thought that about the license plate scans, is it legal to do that?
    Its how they find un insured and registered cars and known repeat traffic offenders as well who a vehicle may be registered to
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    You know, I thought that about the license plate scans, is it legal to do that?
    If it is illegal, most jurisdictions are breaking the law. Practically all toll'ed roads have them (how else you gonna charge someone without a sticker), along with red light cameras and quite a few cruisers have them. The cruisers are constantly checking for hot plates. It is both an amazing and frightening technology. I think because the roads are public, there is no expectation of privacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    You know, I thought that about the license plate scans, is it legal to do that?
    Yes; in California, guidelines related to the use of ALPR are contained in Section 2413 of the motor vehicle code.

    And here's an overview of ALPR in the city of Fremont:
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    Re: Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    What really bothers me is that this town had license plate scanners reading your plates as you entered town? Were these things up on poles? on traffic lights? were they on the police cruisers themselves (to which I have less of an issue with)?.
    Plate readers are everywhere now. Most police cars in NY have them mounted fore and aft. In NYC, forget it, plate readers, facial rec, iris scanners, cameras up to wazoo, sensors smelling for explosives and chemical/biological agents. It's crazy.

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    You know, I thought that about the license plate scans, is it legal to do that?
    How could it be illegal? Any cop can run a plate. Why would you think it's not legal?
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    Re: Tesla Police Cruiser runs out of Juice During Chase

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Why didn't he just stop at a gas station for a quick five gallons and...uhh, oh never mind.
    aaaand the bad guy STILL got away

    I bet a Crown Vic NEVER RAN OUT OF gas during a pursuit

    it doesn't matter what you drive IF it is LOW on fuel / energy / diced lions ETC maybe the BEST thing is to CALL for backup and state you are LOW on Dark MATTER and will need to break off chase

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