Pure electric police cars are becoming more and more commonplace, but the Toyota bZ4X has dressed up in police colors for the first time since its introduction. The car was chosen for its needs by the London Police, specifically its department that monitors the security of the parks in the Royal Brought of Kensington and Chelsea areas, which are supposed to be quite busy.
The electric patrol car will definitely not be just for show, after all, the public will be able to meet it in twenty-eight parks, open spaces and cemeteries in selected areas. However, it can also be called upon for various community events, such as the local Notting Hill Carnival.
The police officers chose the new electric car, which will replace older company cars with diesel engines, primarily with zero emissions in mind. However, the all-wheel drive or the practical dimensions, thanks to which it will pass through the entrance gates and at the same time be able to take away all the equipment, should have played in favor of the bZ4X.
The police Toyota bZ4X received classic British police colors in combination with warning lights on the roof and in the hood. The cabin looks standard, but the control of the warning lights and siren is new. In addition, stickers on the rear doors reveal that a defibrillator is also located in the cabin.
In terms of technology, however, the car offers no surprises. The pair of electric motors, driving all wheels, offers a combined output of 160 kW (218 hp) and is powered by a battery with a capacity of 71.4 kWh, promising a range of around 411 kilometers according to WLTP.
Toyota presents the bZ4X electric car in the European version