Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!

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yeah that was why I added the "probably". Like as I was writing it I was already questioning it, like an electric police car should be more expensive initially... right?

turns out most police get special deals through a "cooperative purchase program" essentially all the districts buy in bulk and the price goes way down, the heavily upgraded police versions wind up often cheaper than you'd pay as a consumer for the standard version. So the fact that it's an electric police car doesn't make it more expensive, but the fact that it's basically a one-off cop car does. But you're right, a one-off interceptor SUV is more than a high-end Tesla model S, and more than 3x the cost of a Model 3.

also electric is alot lower maintenance. But actually the biggest cost on a police car if you add up fuel mileage and repairs and initial cost etc etc is depreciation. pretty much true for any equipment. but it's also a kinda shitty metric cuz they're not selling the sed cars at final "fair values" but depreciations still a tool if you're comparing cot of ownership and it's unsurprisingly the biggest factor. and for electrics, it's way higher. (in large part because of tax incentives that ONLY incentivize buying NEW electric vehicles...)

TLDR: a lotta bullshit exists around electric cars, police cars, taxes and depreciation, but assuming that an electric police car is automatically a waste of tax dollars shows a lack of understanding and appears to come more from unfounded bias against "progressive" changes (which include e-vehicles) than from sound arguments on a cost basis.

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  Good car for the crooks! LOL!Topic by: Don Ohio Don Ohio 09/25/19 09:14PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Nick MBC Nick MBC 09/25/19 10:07PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: A Zed A Zed 09/25/19 10:23PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 09/25/19 10:23PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Don Ohio Don Ohio 09/25/19 10:51PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Jimmy Cincinnati Jimmy Cincinnati 09/26/19 07:51AM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Potr zebie Potr zebie 09/26/19 10:35AM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Born to be WillD Born to be WillD 09/26/19 02:41PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Dave & Bummerzz Dave & Bummerzz 09/26/19 04:10PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Born to be WillD Born to be WillD 10/02/19 03:52PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Jimmy Cincinnati Jimmy Cincinnati 10/02/19 04:29PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Born to be WillD Born to be WillD 10/03/19 11:10AM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/03/19 02:05PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Probably Fred Probably Fred 10/02/19 06:46PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Bas Autowas Bas Autowas 10/02/19 07:25PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Nick MBC Nick MBC 10/02/19 09:23PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Don Ohio Don Ohio 10/04/19 12:43AM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Born to be WillD Born to be WillD 10/04/19 03:08PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Jimmy Cincinnati Jimmy Cincinnati 10/04/19 08:28PM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: Don Ohio Don Ohio 10/05/19 10:32AM
  Re: Good car for the crooks! LOL!Re: jayson sumpter jayson sumpter 10/05/19 11:50AM

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