Portugal now has the world's first Nissan LEAF Police Car fleet. The vehicles will be responsible for patrolling large urban areas of the country.
"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. "We want to continue reducing pollution in large urban centres and the introduction of the LEAF
sets a new benchmark for our fleet."
The LEAF isn't known for its speed and power (107 hp), and Nissan wouldn't reveal the specs and performance figures of the police version.
No word yet on whether the car will be available in North America, where bigger machines like the Ford Police Interceptor
are the preferred choice of law enforcement corps.
Source: Inside line