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$186,480

The amount that Cary, N.C., paid to purchase and equip two Tesla Model Ys as police patrol vehicles as well as a charging station for the cars. The town paid about $10,000 more per vehicle than the Ford Explorers in the department’s current fleet, but officials are hopeful that the investment will end up saving them approximately $4,000 per vehicle by the end of their expected life span of five years.

(The News & Observer — Dec. 17, 2021)
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