Police Special - Golf GTE Forum
User Tag List

 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 09-05-2014, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Police Special

Leipzeg will see the world premier of the e-Golf dressed for duty with the boys in blue.



Quote:
Volkswagen is now offering the new e-Golf as a specially equipped, emission-free police emergency vehicle, modified slightly from the version available at dealerships around the world. This fully operational suitable compact vehicle comes in the standard Police blue-silver livery with special signal conditioning and digital radio. Before the e-Golf will begin its police duties, the model will make its world premiere at the International Trade Fair for Police Equipment in Leipzig on September 9th.
teutonic is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 09-08-2014, 05:19 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
But what is the real point of this? Is it just to have an environmentally friendly police car? Does it have advantages? Will it be used mostly for parking or patrolling in pedestrian areas?
Mr.BIG is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 09-09-2014, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.BIG View Post
But what is the real point of this? Is it just to have an environmentally friendly police car? Does it have advantages? Will it be used mostly for parking or patrolling in pedestrian areas?
What do you mean what is the point of this? What is the point of the GTE or the e-Golf? Police are not exempt from the pitfalls of fuel costs, Police vehicles are in constant operation and their fuel costs are often astronomical. This has nothing to do with being enviornmentally friendly, the civic planners could not care less about that. What they do care about are nickels and dimes, and if you can save nickels and dimes on fuel costs, well....
teutonic is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old 09-09-2014, 04:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by teutonic View Post
What do you mean what is the point of this? What is the point of the GTE or the e-Golf? Police are not exempt from the pitfalls of fuel costs, Police vehicles are in constant operation and their fuel costs are often astronomical. This has nothing to do with being enviornmentally friendly, the civic planners could not care less about that. What they do care about are nickels and dimes, and if you can save nickels and dimes on fuel costs, well....
I don't see why you had to start off by asking me "what I mean". Its pretty obvious and you gave a fairly good answer to the question, so maybe we can tone down the tude a bit.

I was simply thinking that these vehicles can't go quite as fast as many other vehicles on the road. Its also smaller so its not going to be ramming things, etc.. I was just wondering if it being electric had any other benefits to the police force other than saving fuel costs.

And given that this is happening in Germany, I think the environment probably was considered. Germany has an extremely green energy base and focuses a lot on that. Their green party even wins seats in elections.
Mr.BIG is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Golf GTE Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A tour of Volkswagen's car museum – picture special VR6ftw The Car Lounge 0 02-03-2014 12:33 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off