Within a few weeks, police in South Pasadena, a city in the state of California in the United States, Will get a large number of Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y to complete their tasks, It will replace every one of the current patrol cars with combustion mechanics and become First police force in the United States to have a fleet of exclusively ‘0 emission’ vehicles,
Specifically, the South Pasadena Police has signed a five-year contract with the company Enterprise, which Will deliver 20 units of vehicles from California company, These will be split between the Tesla Model Y and the Tesla Model 3. The latter will not be converted into patrol vehicles, as they will be used by internal teams and detective teams.
That would be 20 Teslas between the Model 3 and the Model Y.
However, the Tesla Model Y will look like pure and tough police vehicles. Without forgetting that we are talking about the performance versions that offer exceptional features. and he is With a total of 340 kW power (462 CV) and 639 Nm torque, this ‘0 emission’ crossover claims to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h., As if that weren’t enough, it has an average range of 514 kilometers in the WLTP cycle, so avoiding them will be difficult.
it’s been the folks at the Los Angeles Times who made sure The acquisition of these Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y has attracted an investment of about two million dollars (1.82 million euros) from the city of South Pasadena. for the police force, in addition to the fact that the city has received approximately $500,000 (455,000 euros) in ‘clean transportation funds’ through the Mobile Sources Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC).
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“We’ve been researching this transition for five or six years and determined that these electric vehicles would be best for us operationally,” said South Pasadena Police Chief Brian Solinski. “They are the safest and fastest vehicles and will save the city money in reduced fuel and maintenance costs. The fact that they are better for the environment is an added bonus.”
These Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y alone don’t reach the police force, because They will be the ones who will be able to use the ten new charging stationsOne of which is the fast charger of direct current.
It is said that having these electric models in its fleet of police vehicles will save more than $300,000 (273,000 euros) per car over a period of ten years. and he is Current police cars require an average of $4,355 (3,965 euros) in fuel per year.This figure drops to $366 (333 euros) per year when charging these electric cars.
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“We are excited to partner with the City of South Pasadena on a first-of-its-kind project to convert its entire fleet of police vehicles to electric,” said MSRC President and City of Highland Mayor Larry McCallen. “MSRC funding supports innovative clean air projects like this one by helping agencies that want to do the right thing to succeed in their plans.”
However, the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y are already being used by other security forces in other parts of the world. Patrol cars are scattered throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Norway … however South Pasadena’s bet is indeed mighty, as its fleet will no longer have gasoline-powered police cars,