On December 3rd, a mexican mayor decided to order 15 Cybertruck electric pickups from Tesla and convert them into police cars, according tomedia reports. Last month, Tesla unveiled its first electric pickup, Cybertruck, a futuristic design that caught a lot of attention. However, it attracts more and more customers, mainly because of its price and practicality.
Plus, thanks to its all-electric design, Cybertruck’s maintenance costs are very low and charging costs are very low, well below the cost of internal combustion engine trucks.
The pickup uses the same alloy sturdiness as SpaceX’s Starship, which is very robust. In addition, it is equipped with six seats, standard adaptive air suspension, and different battery pack and drivetrain configurations, with a maximum range of 500 miles (805 kilometers), starting at $399,000 ($280,000), well below most expectations.
The electric pickup is available in three versions: single-motor rear-wheel drive version, dual-motor all-wheel drive version and three-motor all-wheel drive version.
According to the mayor of Ciudad Valles in San Luis Potosi, Cybertruck has great potential for use as a police and municipal vehicle. So he decided to book 15 cars.
He ordered 10 two-motor all-wheel drive versions of Cybertruck and five three-motor all-wheel drive versions of Cybertruck, mr. C?rdenas said. Overall, the booking cost the municipality 30,000 pesos, or more than $1,500.
The electric pickup could help save millions of dollars a year due to low operating costs, mr. C?rdenas said.
It’s not just Mexico that’s considering Tesla Cybertruck as a police car. Late last month, Dubai police announced the inclusion of Tesla Cybertruck in the existing police force. However, it is unclear how many Cybertruck struck selling will be purchased by Dubai police, and Tesla has not given details of the deal.
Earlier, Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, said Cybertruck had booked 250,000.