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Broken Arrow police adding an electric vehicle to fleet of patrol cars

The Broken Arrow Police Department will soon have an electric vehicle patrolling the streets.

The department announced it is adding a Tesla Model Y to the fleet.

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Posted by Broken Arrow Police Department on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

According to BAPD, the Tesla will be a low profile marked car with subdued graphics and fully lighted.

Officer Chris Walker said the purchase price is a little higher than what they usually spend, but he said it will save the department a significant amount of money over the life of the vehicle.

“After 42 months, this vehicle saves us money.” Walker said.

The department is currently testing out a loaner model before taking delivery of the new squad car.

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