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NYPD Considers Ordering 250 Tesla Model 3 Sedans for $12.6 Million, Documents Reveal

  • Agency to discuss purchase contract at city hearing Thursday
  • EVs are gaining favor with local and federal governments
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The New York City Police Department is weighing the purchase of as many as 250 fully electric Model 3 sedans from Tesla Inc., a move that would put the high-performance vehicles into the hands of the nation’s largest police force.

The agency would pay $51,940 each for the vehicles as part of a citywide push to transition to an all-electric fleet, according to the draft of the procurement contract viewed by Bloomberg News at city offices Wednesday. While the city hasn’t yet committed to the purchases, the contract, to be discussed during a hearing Thursday morning, could be valued at about $12.4 million.