Tesla Model Y joins Kansas police fleet, assigned as patrol car

Tesla Model Y joins the list of electric cars that act as police cars around the world.

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HT automatic office

04 Jul 2022, 08:08

Tesla Model Y is the automaker’s second best-selling vehicle worldwide with more than 11 units sold every hour.

Tesla Model Y has joined the Kansas Police Department fleet as a patrol car. This becomes the latest addition to the US police vehicle fleet. The Leawood Police Department said it will use the Model Y Long Range for patrol purposes. The police department also said it was studying the possibility of adding an electric car to its vehicle lineup for more than a year before finalizing the Tesla Model Y.

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He also revealed that the main reason for the decision to go all-electric was running costs. A Ford Explorer, which is typically used by US police forces for patrol purposes, would cost upwards of $6,000 per year. On the other hand, a Tesla Model Y brings the cost down to $700 per year because the majority of the charges are made at the police station and not on public infrastructure.

Coupled with the electric crossover’s brisk acceleration due to instant torque delivery and low operating costs, this is a win-win situation for law enforcement and the environment, claims the service. Leawood Police.

The Model Y isn’t the only electric car to join police forces around the world. Other cars like the Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf EV, and Ford Mustang Mach-E are also among the most popular choices when it comes to buying all-electric cars for police forces. Recently, a Nissan Leaf EV joined the Gloucestershire Police Service fleet in the UK. Several Ford Mustang Mach-E electric cars are set to join the NYPD fleet later this year. The Tesla Model 3 is also becoming a popular choice for police forces across North America. In India, Mahindra e2O Plus and Tata Nexon electric vehicles function as police cars.

Date of first publication: 04 Jul 2022, 08:08 IST

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