The Dubai Police has an eclectic collection of patrolling supercars that has garnered a lot of attention from the department. From iconic cars like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG to the Aston Martin One-77, Dubai Police certainly knows how to keep crowds gathered. Now it’s keeping up with the times, introducing the division’s first electric car. Dubai Police added the Hongqi E-HS9 electric SUV last October, and interestingly, the new product replaced an aging Lamborghini in its fleet.
The Hongqi E-HS9 is the first electric SUV from China’s Hongqi brand. The all-electric offering can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in five seconds, and it takes about six to eight hours to charge an EV from 0-100%. The E-HS9 promises a range of 440 kilometers on a single charge. The electric luxury SUV comes with special equipment for patrol duties. This includes high-resolution cameras, GPS and communication systems. The car was showcased at the Intersec 2023 exhibition in Dubai earlier this month.
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Expert Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, said when he took up the post: “Dubai Police has always been committed to providing them with the most efficient, flexible and up-to-date vehicle models. Its fleet is ready for every situation. These electric vehicles will Improve traffic police performance and contribute to Dubai Police’s strategic objective of maintaining road safety.”
In addition to the Hongqi E-HS9, Dubai Police also showcased its innovative rescue vehicle and aviation safety risk analysis and evaluation center. This special purpose truck is specially designed for challenging missions and car crashes, it is equipped with crane and other equipment for different terrains. To facilitate quick and efficient rescue operations, there are also different types of tools.
First published date: January 26, 2023 at 14:00 PM CST