Portugal Incorporated World’s First Nissan Leaf Police Fleet
Portugal has become the country to incorporate the world’s first Nissan Leaf police car fleet that will patrol the streets in the country. Eight of these cars have been included by the Portuguese police force and the feature that will please the environmentalist is its no-carbon footprint. The Nissan Leaf car has zero-emission technology. There are around 5,000 of these initially made by Nissan who are quite proud of their work.
The main aim is to reduce the extent of pollution in the urban centers where the overload of vehicles is the main source of corruption of air. The Nissan Leaf runs on electricity 100% and if other automakers will follow suit instead of making fake electric vehicles, something could really be done about the environment. For a country like Portugal, which is not so much as a leader in environmental causes, to come out and take the step of officially supporting the environmental cause through its police force, is really a good sign and a positive story.
However, Nissan Leaf is not the most perfect choice for a police vehicle since it lacks driving range required for a police pursuit. Also, Nissan Leaf is not faster than 90 mph (145 km/h), which would allow many criminals to go loose after being chased so slow. The reason then to include these electric vehicles is to have a less heavy work on those environmentally conscious police officers sitting behind the wheels of the cars.