Police Scotland Orders 180 Hyundai Kona Electric

j

by Kivi

}

10.09.2020



Hyundai has just scored its largest pure electric vehicle fleet order to date in the UK, as Police Scotland is going electric with Hyundai Kona Electric.

The agreement is for roughly 180 cars (64 kWh versions) that will be gradually be delivered between October and March 2021. That’s really one of the largest EV orders from police in Europe.

According to the press release, Police Scotland (which already operates various plug-ins) will treat the fleet as a testbed to gain greater experience in EVs (and maybe purchase even more we guess).



Join owners and enthusiasts discussing the Hyundai Kona Electric at InsideEVs Forum!

The Kona Electric was selected for several reasons, from a decent range, through high practicality and also because of immediate availability – thanks to an additional production site in the Czech Republic.

Having electric police cars should result in lower costs (fuel vs electricity and maintenance), as well as lower fleet emission.

Deputy Chief Constable Will Kerr said:

“The gradual transition of our unmarked fleet from our current internal combustion engine vehicles to ULEVs will also assist with improving the existing fleet, as the age and mileage thresholds for replacing existing vehicles is being reduced. This means officers will have use of more modern vehicles while reducing maintenance and repair costs, at the same time as increasing the resilience of our contingency fleet.”

Hyundai reports that since the lockdown in March through until the end of August, it has received over 200 new fleet policy agreements. It proves that police, similar to other fleets, are switching to electric cars.



Source link

Kiviac.com is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Featured

Related Posts

FOUNDRY I SKY'S THE LIMIT NOW! – ELEVATORS! I Ep.06

DESCRIPTION: FOUNDRY is a first-person factory building simulation set in an endless procedurally generated voxel world. While you start small by crafting your first items and machines by hand, you will soon find yourself surrounded by a large sci-fi factory doing the...

read more

How To Improve the Disneyland Monorail

The Disneyland monorail in California is a beloved attraction and transportation system. But looking at it from the perspective of the Walt Disney World monorail in Florida, is there a way it can be improved? Here's some ideas of mine that I'd like to see! Disneyland...

read more
Follow Us

Comments

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts

FOUNDRY I SKY'S THE LIMIT NOW! – ELEVATORS! I Ep.06

FOUNDRY I SKY'S THE LIMIT NOW! – ELEVATORS! I Ep.06

DESCRIPTION: FOUNDRY is a first-person factory building simulation set in an endless procedurally generated voxel world. While you start small by crafting your first items and machines by hand, you will soon find yourself surrounded by a large sci-fi factory doing the...

How To Improve the Disneyland Monorail

How To Improve the Disneyland Monorail

The Disneyland monorail in California is a beloved attraction and transportation system. But looking at it from the perspective of the Walt Disney World monorail in Florida, is there a way it can be improved? Here's some ideas of mine that I'd like to see! Disneyland...