The police department in Westport, Conn. fleeted a Tesla Model 3 fully tricked out for law enforcement. This analysis breaks down costs — including patrol car-specific customizations — compared to the department's mainstay SUV model.
Electric Models: Depreciation Still Drags Down Ownership Costs
A lifecycle analysis by Vincentric found that total cost of ownership (TCO) for electric vehicles underperforms plug-in hybrid electric and traditional hybrid model counterparts. Running EVs more miles per year has a substantive positive impact on TCO.