Swiss police to replace diesel fleet with 7 Tesla Model X-100Ds

March 19, 2018 by  
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The Swiss police are electrifying! The Basel-Stadt canton announced in a recent press release that they plan to replace their fleet of diesel vehicles with seven Tesla Model X-100D electric vehicles. Although the purchase will be expensive, at about $147,000 a piece, the police are convinced their overall costs will fall. Plus, they expressed concern about reducing their environmental impact . In addition to lower maintenance costs, the police expect the resale value of Tesla vehicles to be greater than that of their existing fleet. And they aren’t concerned with running out of juice while on a high-speed chase. “With a current charge the Tesla drives at least 500 kilometers,” they wrote in their press release. “Vehicles of the alerting patch cover an average of 200 kilometers per day per day.” Related: Dubai police unveil electric hoverbikes Dutch security firm Force Pro have customized the Basel city police’s new vehicles, according to regional daily the Basellandschaftliche Zeitung . Force Pro sales director Theo Karanfantis told the paper cited connectivity and communication as among the Tesla vehicle’s key benefits. “A conventional car brings a police officer from A to B,” he said. “What Basel police are now buying is a laptop on wheels”. Two charging stations will be installed at Kannenfeld and Clara police stations, according to the press release. Lastly, the police said the Tesla X-100D is the only electric vehicle on the market that is capable of meeting their needs. + Basel Police Via The Local Images via Tesla

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Diamond-shaped Casa Forest house in Switzerland makes the most of a wooded lot

August 19, 2016 by  
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The house features a double-height central space that connects the ground floor dining area and kitchen with a lounge located on the upper floor. Two bedrooms and bathrooms are located next to the living spaces on the ground and first floor, while the auxiliary spaces occupy the basement. The crystalline form of the house allowed the architects to make the most of the plot and create windows that blend the interior and exterior into an immersive environment dominated by nature. Related: HHF Architects’ House D Floats Upon a Daylit Glass Volume in Switzerland “Breathtaking views into the dense, deep-green foliage in the summer and the leafless and airy branch structure in the winter were a decisive factor in calibrating the daylight and arranging the spaces in this home,” said Juan González and Rubén Daluz, principals of Daluz Gonzalez Architekten. + Daluz Gonzalez Architekten Via Dezeen Photos by Alexandra Kreja and Philippe Wiget

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Digital Grotesque: World’s First Full-Size 3D-Printed Room to be Unveiled Next Month

June 18, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Digital Grotesque: World’s First Full-Size 3D-Printed Room to be Unveiled Next Month Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , 3d-printed architecture , 3D-printed building , 3D-printed room , basel , Benjamin Dillenburger , Digital Grotesque , Materializing Exhibition , michael hansmeyer , Swiss Art Awards        

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Volvo Unveils New Noiseless Electric Buses for Gothenburg, Sweden

June 18, 2013 by  
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Volvo just unveiled a new line of silent electric buses that will hit the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2015. The buses are part of a new service initiative called ElectriCity, which is being launched in cooperation with the City of Gothenburg, Göteborg Energi, Västtrafik, Lindholmen Science Park, and Johanneberg Science Park. Read the rest of Volvo Unveils New Noiseless Electric Buses for Gothenburg, Sweden Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bus , electric public transportation , Electricity , green bus , green transportation , public transportation , volvo , Volvo bus , Volvo electric bus        

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Scribe’s House is a Life-Size Apartment Made From Reams of Recycled Paper

December 4, 2012 by  
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