The trend of police departments making the switch to electric is picking up steam, and once again the vehicle of choice is a Tesla Model Y.
The latest to add the electric SUV to its fleet is the Logan Police Department in Ohio, which has ordered two Long Range (LR) Model Y’s.
According to the Logan Daily News, city council approved the purchase at a meeting on February 10. Mayor Greg Fraunfelter said the two electric vehicles (EVs) will hopefully save the city money in both fuel and maintenance costs.
The mayor also said he has had discussions with the Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council about the purchase of charging stations. No decision has been made on what type of charging stations will be installed.
The two Model Y’s have reportedly already been delivered to a company that will outfit the EVs with the necessary police equipment. This will include overhead lights and prisoner partitions and full markings.
Other police departments to either have already received or announce an intention to purchase Tesla vehicles include Seaside (Oregon), Westchester (New York), Redding (California), and Spokane (Washington).