Dubai Police wants to adopt Tesla’s Cyber Truck to fight crime in the United Arab Emirates and it’s now awaiting Tesla Motors to release a few models of its all-electric trucks.
Dubai Police is known for high-end sports cars, and the Tesla Cyber Truck , set to be released in 2020 will be a good addition to its fleet which boasts of the Hyperloop and the Jetpacks for the Dubai Firefighters, Lamborghini Aventador and Porsche 918 spyder among other posh cars.
However, it’s not the Dubai Government alone that has expressed interest in Tesla’s concept car. The Cyber Truck has received close to over 200,000 orders just days after the launch.
The truck, according to CNN, it resembles a metal trapezoid on wheels and looks more like a piece of art than a truck. Its body is in a singular form and the exterior made from a newly developed stainless steel alloy if that can describe it better.
Elon Musk, the current Chief Executive Officer of Tesla as penned by CNN during the launch added that the alloys permit the car to be proof against small firearms including handguns.
“The cyber Truck is more capable in towing and hauling than the Ford F-150 Series and perform as a better sports car than a Porsche 911,” Added Musk.
Among other features, the truck is able to carry 3,500 pounds and tow 14,000 pounds and go from zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds. It is also capable of driving up to 500 miles on a full charge with base models going up to a range of 250 miles estimated to about 400 to 800 kilometres.
Another advantage is that the truck has a lockable storage base under the hood spaces and in the sides, has a sliding cover and drivers are able to adjust the ride height of the truck using an adaptive air suspension system.
With such features enabled, this makes the truck the easy go for military work especially for war-tone countries in the world to help the police carry out their daily tasks with ease.
Averagely, vehicles of such class-rate like the Ford F-150 series range around $49,000, the Cyber Truck costs start at a price of about $39,900 besides the Space X rockets kind of metal body that it is built of and the high towing and hauling capabilities.
According to a statement by the Dubai Commander in chief Major General Abdullahi Khalifa Al Marri, as reported in the Arabian Business, the car will enhance security presence in tourist destinations such as Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Raish Boulevard, Jumeirah Beach and La Mer which have a high tourists presence.
Following the recent launches of Model Y, Tesla Semi and 2020 Roadster and cyber Truck by Tesla which represent the futuristic armoured personnel carrier, electric cars might be the future of security especially for police forces to tighten security for nations especially developing countries.
For instance, an electric vehicle has fewer parts compared to normal cars which give less opportunity for mechanical errors, once it is powered, no fuel changes will be required besides battery change that takes forever to wear out.
Digital Trends notes that compared to fuel-efficient vehicles which run between $1,200 and $ 2,000 a year to maintain. An electric car would only cost about $600 a year to keep charged for the same driving distance.