Idaho State Police Aren’t Good With The Electric Dodge Charger

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What are they, technophobes?​

When Dodge executives decided to transition away from gasoline-powered Chargers, they might not have stopped to consider how law enforcement agencies might react. While some in the Bay Area might buy a few to get applause from the public, more will likely have the same reaction as Idaho State Police, which is looking to move from the Dodge brand to something else.

After seeing this maybe police departments will go for the Toyota Prius.

Idaho State Police do use the Ford Explorer and F-Series, but the Dodge Charger has been its mainstay. While it’s possible it will switch to all crossovers and pickup trucks, there’s a good chance the agency will find an alternative sedan to the Charger.

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With American automakers deciding nobody buys cars these days, despite that being an obviously false conclusion, so law enforcement agencies might be forced to go with a foreign brand. That could give Toyota the chance to make a pursuit-rated Camry, a dream we’ve always had (that’s a joke). Other possibilities include the Nissan Altima, Mazda3, Hyundai Sonata, that one ugly Kia, or a Volkswagen Passat (that’s a joke too – the Passat itself, that is).

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Police departments with larger budgets and an image to maintain might opt for something like a BMW 540i or Mercedes-Benz E450. Criminals – sorry, suspects – will love the soft leather seats and massage feature as they’re carted off to jail for processing. After all, it’s only tax dollars they’re spending.

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Ultimately, Idaho State Police and other law enforcement agencies might settle on the 2025 Dodge Charger after Dodge comes to its senses once it loses big time market share with the all-electric Charger. That’s just a guess, but we can totally see it happening.

Source: CBS2


 

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Maybe some LE will have to resort to corporate sponsorship like the Reno Sheriff's Department.

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What are they, technophobes?​

When Dodge executives decided to transition away from gasoline-powered Chargers, they might not have stopped to consider how law enforcement agencies might react. While some in the Bay Area might buy a few to get applause from the public, more will likely have the same reaction as Idaho State Police, which is looking to move from the Dodge brand to something else.

After seeing this maybe police departments will go for the Toyota Prius.

Idaho State Police do use the Ford Explorer and F-Series, but the Dodge Charger has been its mainstay. While it’s possible it will switch to all crossovers and pickup trucks, there’s a good chance the agency will find an alternative sedan to the Charger.

95f58f701bc6221db051cf191c0bf5db


With American automakers deciding nobody buys cars these days, despite that being an obviously false conclusion, so law enforcement agencies might be forced to go with a foreign brand. That could give Toyota the chance to make a pursuit-rated Camry, a dream we’ve always had (that’s a joke). Other possibilities include the Nissan Altima, Mazda3, Hyundai Sonata, that one ugly Kia, or a Volkswagen Passat (that’s a joke too – the Passat itself, that is).

9bd3ecfd289d2867f0b52bc226b6b26e


Police departments with larger budgets and an image to maintain might opt for something like a BMW 540i or Mercedes-Benz E450. Criminals – sorry, suspects – will love the soft leather seats and massage feature as they’re carted off to jail for processing. After all, it’s only tax dollars they’re spending.

204f29e2149c9391470ea55c08bd3a95

Ultimately, Idaho State Police and other law enforcement agencies might settle on the 2025 Dodge Charger after Dodge comes to its senses once it loses big time market share with the all-electric Charger. That’s just a guess, but we can totally see it happening.

Source: CBS2


I don't think you deserved the big red X for
the post.
To be a little abstract here...
440 is 220 twice.
EV's cannot compete with the
conveniences of ICE vehicles.
Simple logistics apply.
* Charging stations @ apartment buildings
or hi-rises where there might be as many
as 600 (est) vehicles that need charging.
* Electrical infrastructure is wiped out for
two weeks after a cat 5 hurricane.
* Extreme temperature highs and lows
that inhibit an EV from operating at it's
fullest potential.
* Many homes/private dwellings don't have
driveways or garages and park in the
street next to the curb. With charging
stations in this scenario, electrical supply
to a specified charger will take forever.
Not to mention that parking is allowed
only on one side of the street, so those
yards will have two charging stations
that grace their front yards.
* Repair shops and car dealerships will
require multiple charging stations as well
as first responders, and public transit.

With all this going on, I guess it's a boon
for electricians. Also a good time to
invest in copper and aluminum.
This transition isn't going to happen
overnight, but will take many years to
complete. In the meantime, those suckered
into an EV purchase will be limited in
their travels, and desperation as they
seek a power source.
 
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Well RC, you can't be blamed for creating the false title, but you did repost it. So it deserves a red x
NOWHERE in the article is a single HP faulting EV squad cars.

As the Orangeatan Trump likes to say: FAKE NEWS


Best be careful there, Bud. Not all here would
agree with your name callin'.
RC's post does not deserve the Big Red X.
Please keep the politics out of any opinions.
I ain't a moderator, but this kind of stuff
will get RC's post sent to never never land.
This is a subject that requires a healthy
debate on this site. Let's keep it rollin'.
 
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"As the Orangeatan Trump likes to say: FAKE NEWS"

Best be careful there, Bud. Not all here would
agree with your name callin'.
RC's post does not deserve the Big Red X.
Please keep the politics out of any opinions.
I ain't a moderator, but this kind of stuff
will get RC's post sent to never never land.
This is a subject that requires a healthy
debate on this site. Let's keep it rollin'.


That person considers everything to be fake news if he didn’t hear it from Stephen Colbert.

:rolleyes:
 
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