Dubai Police Fleet Gets Futuristic Tesla Cybertruck Electric Pickup

Dubai Police has recently added the Tesla Cybertruck to its luxury patrolling fleet. While the Cybertruck was shown in green and white in 2019 itself. Dubai Police on Sunday shared a picture of the electric pick-up truck with its police graphics. Along with the fleet were the Mercedes-AMG G63 and Mercedes-Benz G 500 4x4. Manufactured since 2013, the Tesla Cybertruck is a battery-powered medium-capacity vehicle. Which can carry or pull quite a large payload.

The Cybertruck claims a towing capacity of about 5,000 kg with a driving range of about 550 km. Tesla offers the Cybertruck in three variants: Cyberbeast, all-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive. The Cyberbeast variant can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 2.6 seconds and can run at a speed of 209 kmph. It produces an output of 845 bhp and about 14,000 Nm of torque. Which ensures the towing capability of the car. Performance is slightly reduced in the AWD variant, which limits it to 600 bhp. But it achieves a maximum driving range of 550 km. While retaining its maximum towing capability. The RWD variant is limited to a driving range of 400 km and a towing capacity of 3,400 kg. And it is expected to be available in 2025.

The Cybertruck concept was introduced in 2019. And since then, Tesla has maintained its radical yet simple styling. It looks straight out of a science fiction novel with sharp angular bodywork and clear gray panels that reflect the car's surroundings. The Cybertruck has a six-foot-long bed at the rear. Which comes with a motorized cover and integrated 120V and 240V outlets. Tesla advertises the truck with the idea that it can light up a house with its 11.5 kilowatt power supply during a grid failure. However, the Cybertruck is far from the most radical purchase the Dubai Police has ever made.

The Dubai Police have been famous for their image as law enforcers as well as their identity as luxury car collectors. Home to the world's wealthiest people, Dubai's streets are never empty of expensive supercars. In a city where such cars are sometimes considered more common to see than taxis. It is no surprise that the city's police force would feel the need to keep a fleet of supercars to catch criminals fleeing at high speeds.

However, the primary reason behind the Dubai Police's supercar fleet is not law enforcement. From the very beginning, the fleet was intended to serve as a mobile attraction for tourists. The authorities themselves have said that these cars will not be used to catch criminals speeding. Rather, they will be used to patrol around tourist spots around the city, such as the Dubai Mall or Burj Khalifa. The fleet also serves as PR for many car expos such as the Dubai International Motor Show, which are much loved in the city.

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