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Technology Tesla Cybertruck will join Dubai's eclectic police fleet

00:30  02 december  2019
00:30  02 december  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Watch Tesla's 'Cybertruck' unveiling at 11 PM ET

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Dubai ' s police force is well-known for incorporating supercars and other oddities into its fleet , but its latest might be the most eccentric to date. The law enforcement agency has revealed that it'll add Tesla 's Cybertruck to its stable -- it claims this will happen in 2020, but that's clearly not happening

The Dubai Police published this week an image of the all-electric pickup truck carrying the appropriate livery applied to all the high-end vehicles mentioned While the tweet says the Cybertruck will join the fleet in 2020, that’ s not actually going to be the case since production of the base and midrange

Dubai's police force is well-known for incorporating supercars and other oddities into its fleet, but its latest might be the most eccentric to date. The law enforcement agency has revealed that it'll add Tesla's Cybertruck to its stable -- it claims this will happen in 2020, but that's clearly not happening when production doesn't start until late 2021. Commander-in-Chief Maj Gen. Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri explained that this would help "enhance security presence" in tourist spots like the Burj Khalifa. Goodness knows you're less likely to speed if an electric death wedge is likely to hunt you down.

Elon Musk confirms Tesla's 'Cyberquad' as a Cybertruck accessory

  Elon Musk confirms Tesla's 'Cyberquad' as a Cybertruck accessory Other than unveiling Tesla's new low-polygon-count pickup, Elon Musk also introduced an electric ATV at the event last night. Dubbed the Cyberquad, Musk confirmed on Twitter today that the two-person ATV will be available "first" as an option for Cybertruck buyers. At the event, the four-wheeler rode into the back of a Cybertruck as the truck's adaptive suspension leaned back for easier loading, and then the ATV plugged in for charging right there in the bed.

The Dubai police force is known for having some rather unusual police cars, and now they have tweeted an image of the Cybertruck featuring the appropriate livery. The tweet also says the controversial Tesla truck will join the fleet in 2020, but we seriously doubt that will be the case

Last week, Tesla introduced its long-awaited Cybertruck at an event in Los Angeles, followed by the launch of preorders though the start of production is not scheduled to begin until 2021 or late 2022.

a car parked on the side of a road

The force has been criticized at times for a fleet whose vehicles are frequently more about showing off than catching crooks. It doesn't really need an ultra-rare Aston Martin One-77 for pursuits. The Cybertruck, however, could be genuinely practical. The dual-motor version arriving in 2021 is quicker off the line than most cars, and the extra-tough steel could help knock pursuit targets off the road. With that said, officers had better hope criminals don't take aim at the windows... the glass might not be quite as resilient as cops would like.

Dubai Police (Twitter), Arabian Business

Tesla's electric ATV should launch at the same time as the Cybertruck .
Tesla has said precious little about its Cyberquad electric ATV, but it's now sharing one of the most important details: when you can expect to get one. Elon Musk told Twitter followers that Tesla was planning to release the ATV at the same time as the Cybertruck, or late 2021. Pricing, performance and other details are still unknown, but you won't be deprived of electric off-roading if you're an early adopter. Musk also toyed with the prospect of designing an electric dirt bike for those who prefer two-wheeled adventures, although he didn't say how serious he was about the prospect. You can forget about an electric motorcycle, though.

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