The German police force has received Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid model.
Featuring a blue-silver police livery as well as acoustic and visual signaling systems, the Passat GTE meets all the tactical mission requirements, according to Volkswagen.
The Passat GTE will be used by the police in the Heligoland archipelago of islands, located in the North Seat. The use of cars and motorbikes is strictly prohibited there, Except for the local ambulance van and a small fire trucks.
The Passat GTE police car should be fast enough to catch most criminals, as it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph). In all-electric mode, top speed is limited to 130 km/h (81 mph).
Back in July 2014, the Heligoland police also received a Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid. The bigger Passat GTE, is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI turbo rated at 156 hp (115 kW), combined with a 115 hp (85kW) electric motor that can drive the car independently. The combined output is rated at 218 HP (160 kW), while the transmission is a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic.