Electric Police Car In California Runs Out Of Gas, So To Speak
NOEL KING, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Noel King. In an attempt to go greener, the police department in Fremont, Calif., bought an electric police car, a Tesla. Better for the environment, maybe, but a recent high-speed chase showed the downside. A police officer was pursuing a suspect when his car alerted him that it only had six miles of battery left. He had to pull over and recharge. The suspect got away. A city spokeswoman noted that a regular police car could have easily run out of gas.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.