Eanes ISD in Travis County, Texas, plans to buy nine Tesla electric vehicles for its Police Force. When evaluating the offerings, the Texas manufacturer’s vehicles were found to be the best and offer the greatest benefits of all.
Police departments across the US are increasingly choosing Tesla vehicles to equip their fleets. Electric vehicles have proven to be effective in service and also help save taxpayers money. In addition, they are environmentally friendly, which allows them to protect the environment during use. Texas resident Gail Alfar/X shared the great news: Eanes ISD in Travis County plans to purchase 9 Tesla electric vehicles for its police force.
Eanes ISD in Travis County plans to buy a fleet of 9 Teslas for its Police Force.
There were only two qualifying offers submitted (out of 90 requested) and in evaluating those, Tesla was determined to be the best value for Eanes ISD taxpayers and can be delivered…
— Gail Alfar (@GailAlfarATX) October 4, 2023
Eanes ISD reported that as part of the options review process, only two eligible proposals were submitted (out of 90 requested). In their evaluation, Tesla cars were recognized as the best offer for taxpayers. In addition, car delivery can happen very quickly. Just 60 days after ordering, Tesla vehicles can be taken into Eanes ISD’s possession. This is an important factor in the selection since the vehicles must enter service as soon as possible. The district administration will recommend concluding a contract with Tesla for the purchase of nine police cars, one for each officer.
Eanes reported that the vehicle proposed in the second proposal “did not meet evaluated criteria as a long-term option for the Eanes ISD Police Department.” Additionally, it “was not considered a fiscally responsible value for the budget or for taxpayers.”
Eanes ISD plans to use Tesla police cars because of their fuel efficiency and technology. It is worth noting that other options were initially considered, including Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition. However, both cars were more expensive than the Tesla and had long delivery times. In addition, an important factor was that electric vehicles are cheap to maintain. They do not require oil changes and do not have thousands of parts that can break and require constant maintenance. In addition, charging costs are significantly lower than refueling for ICE vehicles. Considering these factors, buying Tesla cars is a smart decision from an economic point of view.