Portuguese Police First To Use Nissan Leaf EVs

Local police in Portugal have taken delivery of eight Nissan LEAF electric vehicles, that will be operated by Portugal’s PSP (Polícia de Segurança Pública) the security force responsible for policing the large urban areas of the country.

The Leaf as a police car will be used mainly as part of the PSP’s Safe School Program, but with flashing blue lights, sirens and clear ‘Polícia’ markings, they can be called upon to perform other police duties at any time. Of course we won’t be seeing them on high speed long range highway chases.

“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 reducing pollution in large urban centres and the introduction of the 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF sets a new benchmark for our fleet,” he added.


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