Dubai police join the queue for Cybertruck

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Words: Nile Bijoux
29 Nov 2019

Police prowling the U.A.E in Aston Martins, Bugattis and Lamborghinis will have a new, all-electric toy to play with next year.

Dubai police will get the Cybertruck before the public by the looks of it, with Tesla saying the truck won’t go into production until late 2021 but the police tweeting an image of a dressed up Cybertruck with the tag “2020”.

It makes sense to press the Cybertruck into police duty, given it has ‘bulletproof’ windows, adjustable air suspension and stainless steel body panels.

The budget for the Dubai Police must be pretty deep, as there is already an Aston Martin One-77, Bentley Continental GT, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador, among others already in the fleet. A Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S is also scheduled to join the force.

Given the company, we’d imagine the police are opting for nothing but the best, meaning the triple motor, all-wheel drive model with 804km of range, 6350kg of towing capacity, and a 0–60 mph (97km/h) time claimed at 2.9 seconds.

Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla has now taken more than 250,000 refundable orders for the Cybertruck, although it will be interesting to see how many of those orders remain when it comes to production. In any case, the Dubai order is a big win for Tesla.

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