Why didn't they go with something larger than Chargers? We have limited the number we purchased so far, partially due to their storage capacity.
I saw the trunk this morning, and it is HUGE! You can fit two bodies in it easily. It's plenty of room to carry a Paramedic's gear, and the special operations equipment that the SOD Paramedic will be carrying..
Does anyone have interior layout info/what equipment the unit is carrying stock. How do these handle in bad weather i.e. snow? If it is covering the City of (Hills) Yonkers this might be a fair weather unit.
This will be carrying a complete set of Paramedic equipment, and meets NYSDOH requirements. And as far as weather, it is all-wheel drive.
And given its low profile, it is almost a sure bet to be involved in a collision .
The size is irrelevant to collisions. With driver training and standards, the comprehensive LED lighting, the Whelen Howler siren, and the completly reflective graffics, all steps have been taken to make sure you know that car is there in traffic. You can never prevent all collisions as they are a part of driving, but I've seen all size and shapes of vehicles involved in MVA's. Crashes don't discriminate.
I had a rear wheel drive Charger as a rental car for 3 weeks in the winter and I had to park it and get a ride because it couldn't make it up the hill in front of my apartment with a dusting.
It has all-wheel drive. Which has proven itself, because Dodge will be equipping the 2014 Dodge Charger Police package with AWD due to numerous customer request's