Hyundai Kona Electric SUV has been added into the Gallen’s cantonal police’s fleet, a city in Switzerland. 13 units of Kona have joined the police’s fleet out of the 5 will be used as patrol colors and the rest 8 will be used as ‘civilian’ cars.
Hyundai Kona Electric SUV added to Swiss police’s official fleet
When the decision was made they have noted that Kona was the only electric vehicle which could suit and meets the requirements of the Cantonal police.
Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Specifications
The Kona with its specifications of more than 100 kW power, 400+ km driving range, acquisition cost under CHF 50,000 (₹34.8 lakh) and availability of required units.
Head of Communications, St. Gallen cantonal police,
“With the use of electric vehicles, we are fulfilling a cantonal and political mandate, primarily to reduce noise and exhaust emissions. When I see the progress this technology has made, it speaks much more for this purchase,”
“Thanks to more than 100 kW of power, more than 400 km of range, space for five people and significant loading space for equipment, the Kona Electric meets all the requirements for the cantonal police of St. Gallen. Compared to conventional vehicles, the purchase price is set a little higher,”
“However, this is offset by the Kona Electric’s lower maintenance costs and the general upkeep. This means that we are 100 percent electric and still cost-conscious on the road,” said Hanspeter Krusi, Head of Communications, St. Gallen cantonal police.
Kona for cantonal police will have additional equipment
The Hyundai Kona which will be used for the cantonal police of St. Gallen will have some additional setups, features include police equipment like blue lights, signals, and a radio.
Source: Times now
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