Portugal police opts for Nissan LEAF patrol cars

Yes, this is the first fleet of 2012 Nissan LEAF police cars and they are currently hitting the streets of Portugal to fight crime.

Portuguese police authorities say the vehicles will be used for policing large urban areas of the country.

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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 Paul Gomes Valente, national director of the Portugal State Police in a statement released by Nissan. “We want to continue reducing pollution in large urban centers and the introduction of the Leaf sets a new benchmark for our fleet.”

107-hp; 100 miles on a single charge, 0 to 60 mph in about 2 days – sounds like the perfect cop car.

– By: Omar Rana