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By David Pan 

Police go greener with all-electric vehicle

Tesla cost about the same as gasoline-powered vehicle


Last updated 5/13/2020 at 2:12pm

The Mukilteo Police Department took a big step forward in its efforts to be a greener department and more environmentally friendly by outfitting one of its detectives with the department’s first fully electric vehicle.

After City Council approval March 16, the department purchased a Tesla 3 for just under $56,000. The cost of the electrically powered vehicle was about the same as a similarly equipped gasoline-powered vehicle.

Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang said the city will save on fuel costs and on maintenance since electric vehicles require little of the latter. The vehicle was assig...

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