Dallas County Police add Tesla Model 3 to their fleet

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Dallas County is the latest to use electric vehicles for law enforcement, having added three Tesla Model 3s to its police fleet.

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Local, state, and federal governments around the world have begun adding battery-electric models to their municipal fleet, including the New York Police Department and police departments in Boulder, Spokane, and Fremont, California.

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Interest in adding electric vehicles to a municipal fleet that collectively travels millions of miles a year but also sits idle for long periods of time could have a significant impact on emissions, infrastructure, and the relative success of electric vehicle manufacturers.

Electric vehicles can save on maintenance and fuel costs, although they still need access to charging stations and enough time to recharge their batteries.

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But it’s a curious choice for Dallas, in a state where franchise laws prevent Tesla from selling directly to consumers at its company-owned stores. Instead, customers in Texas must buy their Tesla online and pick it up in another state. Employees of Tesla stores in Texas, where customers can come to see the model range, also cannot disclose financial information.

Dallas County Commissioners authorized the county to purchase three Tesla Model 3 Performances for a total of $190,320. The Police Department will store vehicles at its Automotive Service Center as backup units when other department vehicles are being serviced or repaired.

Lucid Group and the Saudi government, which owns a 61% stake in the company, announced on Tuesday that Kingdom to buy up to 100,000 Lucid vehicles for ten years to support his “Saudi Vision 2030” and the “Saudi Green Initiative” for sustainable transport.

This one of the largest electric vehicle purchase agreements includes the sale of 50,000 Lucid models, including the Air luxury sedan and the upcoming Gravity SUV, as well as the option to buy another 50,000 Lucid vehicles over the next 10 years.


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