Electric Vehicle upfitting pioneer Unplugged Performance unveils their inaugural Tesla Model Y Police vehicle to launch their new fleet division, “UPfit.” An UPfit Tesla has many unique complexities that differ from traditional upfitting. Unplugged Performance has an unprecedented 10 years of experience working within Tesla’s unique ecosystem to create ground up winning solutions.
Tesla is the undisputed leader in high-volume EV production, making them the validated safest platform choice. In recent years Tesla’s EVs have passed the theoretical stage of being a good idea and have reached critical mass with clear facts supporting low cost of ownership, high uptime, infrastructure solutions and critical mass.
UPfit holds a key focus on reliability utilizing extensive research, development, and rigorous validation testing in the harshest environments, from extremely high elevations to extremely high temperatures.
Police vehicles require an always-on state to support onboard electronics and maintain a readiness to respond at a moment’s notice. As a result, 60% of all gasoline burned in internal combustion Police Vehicles occurs during idling. Strictly idling, a 2018 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Police Car on average consumes 1633 gallons of fuel per year. Hybrids are a bit better, as a 2022 Ford Interceptor Hybrid consumes 730 gallons yearly, on average. EVs, on the other hand, can power all electronics using minimal energy requirements, and zero gallons of fuel. Communications can always be on, climate control can always be on, and the car is always a split second away from response readiness.
Tosan Aduayi is a motoring enthusiast/journalist and writes from Mansfield, Texas – [email protected]