In their hometown for Tesla, the police bought the first Model S in their fleet.

In their hometown for Tesla, the police bought the first Model S in their fleet.

January 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

It seems that the American cops are not at all against the green technologies in the cars that will be used at the fighting position: the Fremont police department – the city where the Tesla automobile plant is located – decided to test the brainchild Elon Musk as a patrol vehicle.

It is reported that the local police department purchased Model S 85 electric cars on the secondary market.

The car produced in 2014 cost the American taxpayers a considerable 61,478 dollars, another 4,500 dollars was spent on installing flashing lights, as well as other attributes of a real police car used to deal with lawbreakers. The car will replace the 2007 Dodge Charger model year.

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Critics of such a decision say that the classic Ford Explorer would have cost the police $ 25,000 less, but the Fremont police department is firmly convinced that in five years Tesla will save at least $ 32,000 on fuel and another 15,000 on maintenance. Also, security officials believe that the Tesla Model S will last longer than gasoline models.

This is not the first Tesla, which will be on duty at the American law enforcement officers: the police of Los Angeles and Denver have one car. However, the Fremont police department regards buying a car as a pilot project, and if the Model S performs well, then it will be purchased in the future.

The Tesla Model S operating experience the Fremont Police Department plans to describe on the special page fremontpolice.org/ElectricVehicle.