We are starting to see Tesla vehicles becoming quite popular with police departments all over the world…
At this point, there are about a dozen police departments going electric with Tesla vehicles and now the Model 3 is the one becoming most popular with police departments.
Earlier this year, the Bargersville, Indiana, police department started updating its fleet to Tesla Model 3 vehicles after they realized it would be much less expensive to drive electric.
The Model 3 Standard Range Plus version that they bought is a little more expensive than their usual Dodge Charger at ~$41,000, but they expect gas savings of about $6,000 per year, which means that the Model 3 will almost pay for itself over its lifetime (they expect six years as a police vehicle)…
Now the Thai police also see the advantage of going electric with the Tesla Model 3.
According to documents first reported by Blink Drive, the Thai police bought a fleet of 7 Model 3 vehicles and turned them into patrol vehicles.
Cripes. Even in the small community we live in there already are a couple Model 3’s. They cost about the same as I’d have to shell out to replace my 26-year-old pickup truck with new.