BSP Brings Tesla Model 3 Patrol Car into Service in Nova Scotia

Bridgewater Police Service’s Tesla Model 3 patrol car has officially gone into service in Nova Scotia this week, which was approved and purchased by the town council for $72,207 back in February, Tesla North is reporting.

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The new Tesla Model 3 Long Range BPS electric patrol vehicle is now ‘ready for duty,’ said Bridgewater Police on Thursday.

“BPS wishes to extend a huge “Thank you!” to Code 3 and its rep, Greg Jordan, for the diligent work to get the Tesla fully outfitted with all the required emergency equipment to ensure it’s ready for duty,” the service added.

Earlier this year, Mayor David Mitchell had said the town could save around $5,000 a year compared to a gas vehicle, and expects and save up to $25,000 if the Tesla is in operation for five years.

With gas prices at near all-time highs, the time for an electric vehicle is now and should save the town even more.

Several police departments in the U.S. and worldwide are also electrifying their fleets to reduce carbon emissions and also gain in gas savings.