Leawood, Kansas Police Department Purchases Tesla Model Y Amid Rising Gas Prices

A quick update and more deets on po-po patrolling the burbs in style whilst pretending to save the planet . . .

"When the City Council agreed to move forward last August, officials said Tesla’s base cost was just over $52,000, compared to just under $40,000 for the Ford Explorer. But the maintenance costs were significantly higher for the Explorer. The Tesla’s service life is expected to be four years, a year longer than the Explorer."

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Kansas City Adds Electric Vehicles to Police Fleet

(TNS) - The Leawood Police Department has added a Tesla Model Y electric vehicle to its fleet of black-and-white patrol cars. The department began researching electric vehicles last year after finding unfavorable reviews of the hybrid patrol cars that were available then.