Albania’s Police force has become one of the five in Europe that have electric vehicles in its fleet.
Furthermore, Albania’s Interior Minister, Saimir Tahiri, said that the country is the only one in the region with fully electric cars on its fleet. With the reveal of the small fleet of electric Volkswagen Golf cars in police specification, Mr. Tahiri reminded the audience that these vehicles would not use “a single drop of fuel.”
Auto Evolution reports: In Albania, a recharge that is suitable for driving 100 kilometers (62 miles) costs as much as a cup of coffee.
However, this story has a catch that will make almost anyone laugh out loud. So take a seat when you are reading this, as we do not want to roll on the floor while doing this. Are you ready?
Well, Albania does not have a network for charging electric vehicles. You cannot find a plug at any gas station, and there are no charging points anywhere outside cities, AP notes.
The Albanian Police has already come up with a solution to this problem that would have made any other country decide against electric vehicles – they will recharge the vehicles at the police stations every single time.
That is right – each of the unspecified Volkswagen e-Golf hatchbacks in Police trim will have to go back to their respective sites when the charge level is running low, so that they can be recharged at a dedicated station placed at the police precinct.
The estimated range of this model varies between 130 and 190 kilometers (80-118 miles) depending on driving style and the operating mode selected.
The most ecological operating mode of the Volkswagen e-Golf is Eco+, and it narrows power to 75 HP, while top speed is limited to 90 km/h (56 mph). The air conditioning is also disabled, while throttle response is greatly diminished.
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