Dubai Police Enlist Electric Mercedes SUV in Elite Fleet

Embracing sustainability, Dubai sets a new vehicular benchmark

by Nouman Rasool
Dubai Police Enlist Electric Mercedes SUV in Elite Fleet

In a continuing nod to both luxury and environmental consciousness, the Dubai Police have once again showcased their commitment to sustainable transport by introducing the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 electric vehicle to their impressive fleet of high-end patrol cars.

The EQS 580, a seven-seater with all-wheel drive, is not just a statement of luxury, but also a marvel of modern engineering. Powering its core is a dual-engine system, which churns out an impressive 516 horsepower (or 400Kw).

This sophisticated piece of machinery can accelerate from a standstill to 100 kilometres per hour in a mere 4.5 seconds. With a full battery charge, its range can span up to a commendable 717km. But it doesn’t just stop at performance; the vehicle boasts state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and interactive screen capabilities, ensuring a blend of performance, luxury, and cutting-edge technology.

Dubai Police's Green Initiative Continues

Dubai's commitment to green and efficient modes of transport isn't new. Last October, the police force welcomed the Hongqi E-HS9, the first electric vehicle from OneRoad Automotive Company, to its fleet.

This adoption of electric vehicles reiterates the Dubai Police's broader strategy to embrace environmentally friendly alternatives, ensuring the city remains at the forefront of sustainable innovation. Their array of supercars is not just for show.

Among their ranks, one would find names that resonate with automotive excellence: Bentley Continental GT V8, Maseratis, Aston Martins, and Cadillacs. These aren't just symbols of status but tools to enhance the city's security.

The newest member, adorned in the Dubai Police's iconic green livery, was officially presented at the Dubai Police Officers Club by Maj Gen Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs.

He noted that these luxury patrol vehicles, stationed at key tourist attractions like the Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, and JBR, amplify the security presence, ensuring visitors and residents alike feel safe.

Shehab Gargash, the managing director and group chief executive of the Gargash Group, echoed this sentiment of sustainability, stating, "We are pleased to support more government entities in transitioning towards sustainable mobility, aligning with the UAE’s ambitious goals to curtail carbon emissions on its roads."