Tesla’s Model X is arguably the best performing SUV you can buy, so it’s fitting that Canada’s Ontario Provincial Police would select it for a cruiser demo vehicle, revealed at this week’s Toronto international car show.
The Tesla Model X, a P90D model, features full OPP badging and black and white paint, as well as running illuminates and sirens, but it’s still simply a demo vehicle at this phase, meant to illustrate “the future of policing, ” according to OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt, who disclosed the car on a live stream.
The Model X use here is actually a “generous donation from a friend, ” Schmidt explains, and “may be what the future of policing looks like down the road, ” but it’s not going to be used in service “because right now this vehicle has not been tested at the proving grounds for a police-rated pursuing vehicle, ” the Sergeant explains.
That doesn’t mean you should rule out being pulled over by this thing if you’re speeding down Ontario’s highways in the future, however. In fact, Schmidt hinted that the OPP might be opening a dialogue with Tesla to facilitate a potential future deployment.
“We gotta talk to Tesla to set this vehicles through the proving ground and make sure that it is available, ” Schmidt says before moving on to demo some of the Model X’s features. “We’ll see how that works out.”
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