The zero-emission Nissan Leaf will be used as a squad car in Portugal, and a total of eight cars have been delivered to “serve and protect”.

After being used as a limousine and as a taxi not too long ago, the Nissan Leaf is now becoming a squad car in Portugal, with the local police becoming the first in the world to use a zero-emission vehicle as part of their fleet. According to the Japanese based automaker, a total of 8 Nissan Leafs will be used by the Portuguese Police department for low-speed sprints.

“We pride ourselves in being the first police force in the world to incorporate cars with zero-emission technology as part of our 5,000 vehicle fleet”, said the National Director of the Portuguese Police. “We want to continue reducing pollution in large urban centres and the introduction of the 100 percent electric Nissan Leaf sets a new benchmark for our fleet”.

As a reminder, the 2012 Nissan Leaf, which is already available worldwide, is coming with a standard battery heater, heated steering wheel, heated side mirrors, heated front and rear seats, heated HVAC duct on all models and a Quick Charge Port offered as standard, which can charge the vehicle up to 80 percent in 30 minutes using the DC fast charger. The 2012 Leaf is being offered in an eight-year warranty or 100,000 miles for the advanced lithium-ion battery pack.


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