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Nissan Leaf joins the Portuguese police force

By SYF77 on 18 Jul 2012

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Eight zero-emission Nissan Leaf EVs have joined the Portugal’s Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP) security force in maintaining law and order on the Portugese streets. This makes the PSP the first police force in the world with a fleet of Nissan Leaf EVs. Nissan Leaf was chosen by PSP as part of its push to reduce its ecological footprint.

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"We pride ourselves in being the first police force in the world to incorporate cars with zero-emission technology as part of our 5,000 vehicle fleet," said Superintendent Paul Gomes Valente, National Director of PSP. "We want to continue contributing to the reduction in pollution in large urban centers and the introduction of the 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF sets a new benchmark for our fleet." The Leaf may be green but it may have problem catching up with speed demons riding on a Lamborghini or WRX.

Being an EV pioneer in Europe, Portugal was one of the first countries to install a network of EV chargers in its big cities and was the first to sell Nissan Leaf to the European public when it was introduced in 2011.

The Nissan Leaf is certainly gaining popularity in Europe. Not long ago, a Dutch taxi company decided to increase the fleet size of its Leaf model.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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