Tesla electric cars interested police in Europe and America. It is more profitable to operate them than gasoline cars.
New York City Police are switching to Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles. The City Police Department plans to purchase 250 electric cars at once. Bloomberg reports.
They plan to spend 12.6 million dollars on Tesla, that is, one car will cost $ 51,940. For this money, you can buy a Tesla Model 3 in the US in the most “long-range” version of the Long Range AWD.
This sedan is equipped with four-wheel drive and two motors with a total capacity of 346 liters. With. It accelerates to 100 km / h in 4.4 seconds and develops 233 km / h. The battery with a capacity of 82 kWh allows you to travel 568 km without recharging.
It should be noted that the vehicle fleet of the NYPD consists of 9621 cars and there is not a single electric vehicle among them. Only the Chevrolet Volt, Ford Escape and Toyota Prius hybrids are used.
New York is not the first American city to choose Tesla electric cars for the police. Tesla Model 3 has already been purchased for law enforcement in Westport, Connecticut, and Tesla Model S and Model Y are patrolling in Fremont, California, where Tesla’s main factory is located.
Also, several Tesla Model 3s were converted into police cars in the UK and tested for 9 months. It turned out that electric cars can travel over 320 km at high speed in chase mode, and they can be recharged by 70% in 20 minutes.
In addition, it was revealed that the Tesla Model 3 saves up to $ 6,000 a year in fuel and maintenance costs. For 25 thousand kilometers, only tires and brake pads were subject to replacement.