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Tesla Police Car Runs Out of Juice on High-Speed Chase

Amid a high-speed police pursuit in Northern California, with speeds exceeding 100 mph, an officer noticed a warning in his car — it was running low on electricity.

The San-Fransisco area police officer was driving a Tesla Model S patrol car, the department’s first and only fully electric-powered vehicle in its fleet when he had to radio dispatch. The Palo Alto, California-based automaker declined to comment on the incident.

This less-than-ideal situation made headlines days after the chase ensued Friday night, exacerbating rumors that the department didn’t follow policies regarding their patrol fleet, according to a department spokesperson.

Amid a high-speed police pursuit in Northern California, with speeds exceeding 100 mph, an officer noticed a warning in his car — it was running low on electricity.