Düsseldorf – The NRW police want to take the lead in climate protection and are testing vehicles with alternative drives. But they are not really useful in action! This emerges from the response from the Ministry of the Interior to a request.
The non-attached MPs Alexander Langguth (45) and Marcus Pretzell (47) had asked about the “testing of vehicles with alternative drives by the state police”. According to the answer, there are currently 26 such vehicles in service.
Including an “Audi e-tron 55” for 83 619 euros, four “eGo life” vehicles (20 520 euros each), a “Hyundai Nexo” (77 081 euros), several “VW E-Golf” (from 30 400 Euros) and “VW e-up!” Models for around 21,400 euros each.
The reasons given for the tests are “the finiteness of fossil fuels” and environmental protection. In practice, however, it is not very far off, because: Because there are no charging stations and the charging times are too long, “an operation in the tactical area of the NRW police has not yet been implemented”.
Conclusion: “Police operational capability could not be guaranteed if vehicles with an alternative drive were used.”