Is this a bad omen for electric vehicles? Some police departments in parts of Europe and the UK are having problems with electric vehicles in their fleet because the cars do not have enough range to reach emergencies before running out of power. Especially in rural areas where they can’t find charging points, they’re having to switch back to gas and diesel-powered vehicles.
Charging ports and charging locations are a problem, but in the meantime, there are enough charging stations that some police departments are using electric vehicles to search for recharging facilities. When these vehicles run out of range while searching for a recharging facility, they have to switch to a gas-powered vehicle. This is a problem if the police can’t get there, that’s going to be putting the public in danger. If you’re a consumer buying an electric vehicle this may not be as urgent but you still want to get to where you’re going.
So electric vehicles still have a long way to go, and more charging stations need to be available so that people can get where they need to go. Whether or not that happens fast enough to make the transition to electric vehicles from gasoline or diesel or petroleum products happened fast enough, it’s unknown.
Let us know what you think in the comments about electric police cars. Can you imagine a cop chasing somebody and their car runs out of juice and they can’t keep driving? That would actually be pretty funny.