Have Dubai Police Ordered a Tesla CyberTruck?

27 November 2019
Tesla, Cars, DUBAI, Super Cars, Elon Musk, Dubai Police
A cryptic tweet from Dubai's police force suggests Elon Musk's electric trucks could be coming to Dubai

Tesla's CyberTruck appears to be on its way to Dubai, courtesy of the Dubai Police Force. 

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According to a tweet sent on Tuesday evening from the official Dubai Police Twitter account, there is already a mock up of how the truck would look with the Dubai Police livery painted on the body.

Accompanied by the caption "Dubai Police 2020 #CyberTruck…" the tweet showed a sideways view of Elon Musk's latest all electric utility vehicle that will take you from 0-60 in under 3 seconds.

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The Dubai police are world famous for their fleet of super car patrol cars, which includes a Bugatti Veyron, an Aston Martin One 77 and a Lamborghini Aventador. Used in tourist heavy areas of the city, the cars help raise the public profile of the police.

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The Tesla Cybertruck

At the launch of the CyberTruck on November 21, Musk told the world's press that the futuristic pick-up was "literally bulletproof to a 9mm handgun," and that it was faster than a Porsche and better than a Ford F-150.

Indeed, if it does accelerate to 60mph in 2.9 seconds, it will be as fast as the Dubai police force's Lamborghini and only 0.5 seconds off the pace of the Veyron. Not bad for a truck that looks like a Star Wars prop.

Costing just $100 to reserve, the CyberTruck has reportedly generated 200,000 pre orders. That desposit is fully refundable though, so take those numbers with a pinch of salt. When it eventually comes to market (and presumably, Dubai) it will retail for $39,000 and $76,900, but we'll have to wait until at least 2021 to see it patrolling the streets.

Between now and then, Musk and co will presumably be working on fixing the shatterproof glass windows that, well, smashed during the demonstration, when Tesla's design chief threw a metal ball at it. That mishap saw Tesla's stock fall by 6% and simultaneously saw Musk's persoanl wealth fall by nearly a $1billion.