The Dubai Police Department will get a Tesla Cybertruck before anyone else, according to a recent tweet.
The United Arab Emirates is one of the richest countries on the planet, with Dubai, their capital, often being showcased in movies as an incredibly opulent metropolis. Their police department continues in that tradition with a vehicle fleet mostly composed of ludicrous supercars. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bugattis--it makes you wonder just where exactly a Dubai police officer puts the bad guys after they’re caught, given the notorious lack of accommodation in these vehicles.
However, Dubai’s latest acquisition won’t have that problem. According to a tweet posted on Wednesday, the Dubai PD will be one of the first to acquire the Tesla Cybertruck.
The Tweet reads “Dubai Police - 2020,” which is odd considering the Cybertruck isn’t slated to arrive until 2021. And that’s only if Tesla doesn’t push the launch date back, which is something the company has become notorious for over the past few years.
Will Tesla make a Cybertruck specifically for Dubai? Or will they just get one of the initial test prototypes? It’s hard to be certain. All we know is that Dubai can certainly afford to pay a premium to get the Cybertruck before anyone else.
According to Arabian Business.com, Dubai PD’s Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri said that the Cybertruck would patrol tourist hotspots such as Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Jumeirah Beach Residence, and La Mer.
So why would a police department want the Cybertruck? Unlike most of Dubai’s police fleet, the Cybertruck actually has a few features that would make it an ideal police cruiser.
First, there’s the space. The Cypertruck is a true pickup with a bed, meaning you can carry a lot of stuff. It also has seating for up to 6 with three in a back row, so it would be a simple matter to convert the rear passenger area to a perp containment zone.
It’s also bulletproof, although the demonstration for such armoring didn’t exactly leave everyone with the utmost confidence.
(Source: Twitter, Arabian Business.com)