I would not try to out flank it! Is this a good or bad idea?
I can see the value. Police cars run all day every day, no telling how much gasoline is consumed as a result. You would imagine it would be a big money saver for the departments long term, and since they are high mileage vehicles it would provide a lot of good info on the battery and how it holds up.
Seems like a good pilot project.
With how quiet the car is, they could sneak up on the bad guys with no problem!
There was a previous discussion about this:http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/police-interceptor