The Paragould, Arkansas Police Department will soon receive two Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles that have been approved for purchase by the City Council. The EVs are expected to be delivered in 2022 and help the city save thousands of dollars over traditional ICE vehicles.
In September 2021, the Paragould City Council approved the purchase of two Tesla Model 3 vehicles for use in the Police Department fleet. It is estimated that these vehicles will save the city more than $7,400 a year in reduced fuel and maintenance costs. Thus, in just five years, they will bring savings of $37,000, compared to gas police vehicles.
The main purpose of the purchase is the desire to reduce costs on fueling the vehicles. Captain Brad Snyder says that projections show a real opportunity, according to KAIT8. “We are expected to see about a 4,000 dollars a year savings in Tesla vs. the normal traditional gas units,” he said.
The electric cars will be put through a pilot program where if they do not work as traffic unit vehicles they will be moved to another division. However, the experience of using Tesla vehicles by other police units in the United States has shown that the electric vehicles of the Texas manufacturer do an excellent job of their tasks, having even higher performance than originally expected.
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