Town saving big bucks with Tesla Police cars

 
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Post by BigBarney » Wed. May. 22, 2024 12:22 am

How to save money and get a better vehicle...By people who use these cars every day...

https://www.wrtv.com/news/state-news/bargersville ... fuel-costs

$80,000 per year on 13 cars...$6154 on each car per year ...Money and more money saved....

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Post by Richard S. » Wed. May. 22, 2024 3:17 am

Emergency and essential service vehicles is the very last place electric vehicles belong. It should be obvious why.

 
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Post by grumpy » Wed. May. 22, 2024 6:52 am

Why do I see the tax payers getting screwed on this..

 
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Post by warminmn » Wed. May. 22, 2024 8:10 am

They were robbed!

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Wed. May. 22, 2024 10:05 am

It may turn out to be a good research situation.

 
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Post by BigBarney » Wed. May. 22, 2024 11:16 am

Just think if they added a solar farm to produce all the electric they need...

No way any petrol vehicle can compete...

A look to the future, we'll never go back to the past...

EV's have a very high utilization compared to petrol...

Why bang all that iron around to get ~25% efficiency in petrol ???

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Post by Rob R. » Wed. May. 22, 2024 11:23 am

That town has an electric department that gets their power Indiana Municipal Power.

https://bargersville.in.gov/services/utilities/el ... /index.php
https://www.impa.com/about-impa/generation-resources

I would love to know what rate the police department is paying.
waytomany?s wrote:
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It may turn out to be a good research situation.
I agree. The Tesla's are fast and easy on brakes, they probably make a lot of sense from a fleet maintenance standpoint.


 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Wed. May. 22, 2024 11:28 am

With police cars using far more electricity, even when stopped, how long before the crooks realize they should commit their crimes near the end of a patrol shift when the car is too low on charge for a high-speed chaise ? :baby:

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Post by BigBarney » Wed. May. 22, 2024 11:40 am

They use 0 electric when stopped... Except for ac and heat...

Petrol vehicles have to burn fuel whether it is needed or not...

They don't need anything running or started to function...

Almost impossible to steal.. With high tech GPS...

https://www.google.com/search?q=what+percent+of+T ... t&gs_ivs=1

"The recovery of stolen Teslas is notable in an industry where the overall recovery rate for stolen vehicles was just 58.4 percent in 2016. Tesla had a 100 percent recovery rate that year, thanks in part to its GPS tracking technology. “That’s about as good as it gets,” said Fank Scafidi, director of public affairs at the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which crunched the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center data. “I’m wondering if the thieves’ intellect might have been overwhelmed just sitting in a Tesla, much less figuring out how to operate it for any length of time.”"

https://nypost.com/2018/08/10/it-turns-out-teslas ... -to-steal/

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Post by Rob R. » Wed. May. 22, 2024 11:49 am

Instead of stealing the cars thieves are stealing the charging stations…look that up.

 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Wed. May. 22, 2024 12:33 pm

BigBarney wrote:
Wed. May. 22, 2024 11:40 am
They use 0 electric when stopped... Except for ac and heat...

Petrol vehicles have to burn fuel whether it is needed or not...

They don't need anything running or started to function...

Almost impossible to steal.. With high tech GPS...

https://www.google.com/search?q=what+percent+of+T ... t&gs_ivs=1

"The recovery of stolen Teslas is notable in an industry where the overall recovery rate for stolen vehicles was just 58.4 percent in 2016. Tesla had a 100 percent recovery rate that year, thanks in part to its GPS tracking technology. “That’s about as good as it gets,” said Fank Scafidi, director of public affairs at the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which crunched the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center data. “I’m wondering if the thieves’ intellect might have been overwhelmed just sitting in a Tesla, much less figuring out how to operate it for any length of time.”"

https://nypost.com/2018/08/10/it-turns-out-teslas ... -to-steal/

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Once again with the thumb on the scale. :roll:

If you think, "they use zero electric when stopped." Or if you think cop cars are stopped a lot during an 8 or 12-hour shift, you don't know much about cop cars and how they operate (my stepson is a LEO in a large Vermont Police department). You left out lights, radios, computer, cell phone charger. All running even if stopped or not and drawing more power than the equivalent civilian model. And that power drain goes up with every traffic stop.

And many cops tend to have a heavy right foot while on patrol that will drain a battery sooner - same as getting low gas milage.

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Post by waytomany?s » Wed. May. 22, 2024 2:30 pm

Rob R. wrote:
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Instead of stealing the cars thieves are stealing the charging stations…look that up.
That will probably happen right before the next bank robbery there.

 
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Post by warminmn » Wed. May. 22, 2024 4:20 pm

Theft got so bad here they just passed a law stopping anyone but licensed electricians from selling copper... Im not saying Im happy about that law as it stops the selling of legally obtained copper... Minnefornia laws the last 2 years now. It just reminds me of gun laws too much, hurting lawful citizens instead of catching the bad guys. Im sure there will be a black market now or they will just sell across state lines.

 
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Post by Richard S. » Wed. May. 22, 2024 6:48 pm

BigBarney wrote:
Wed. May. 22, 2024 11:40 am
They use 0 electric when stopped... Except for ac and heat...
Lights, computers and who knows what else.
Almost impossible to steal.. With high tech GPS...
That's a technology that can be implemented in any car and certainly any new car is going to have similar tech. See what they did there with that statement? Comparing all thefts to Tesal thefts is not really resonable considering many of thefts could involve cars that existed before GPS.

 
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Post by Richard S. » Wed. May. 22, 2024 6:50 pm

warminmn wrote:
Wed. May. 22, 2024 4:20 pm
Theft got so bad here they just passed a law stopping anyone but licensed electricians from selling copper...
Typically they make the recycler take the persons information.


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