This Fremont California Police DEPARTMENT’S New Cop Car is a Tesla! JANUARY 24TH by VICTOR TANGERMANN. FILED UNDER: ADVANCED TRANSPORT
Cops in Fremont, California are getting a huge upgrade. First off, the Freemont California Police Department bought a 2014 Tesla Model S. Oh no! That one was faster than anything!!
So it’s cause they needed one to replace an aging Dodge Charger. Their idea to find a new type of electric vehicle that could survive five years of active duty. All while cutting emissions from idling at stops
The single Model S might’ve been more expensive right off the bat, at just over $61,000 plus the costs of converting it into a fully-fledged police cruiser, according to a press release. Modifications include a “light bar, push bumper, and ballistic barriers.”
But savings in gas and maintenance could make it a lot cheaper for the Department over five years of use — the average life cycle of such a vehicle. The Fremont California Police Department has already installed a solar array on top of the Police Complex’s carport to charge electric cars, including the new Tesla.