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Eight fossil fueled police cars?

From: domainremoved <Carol>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 04:04:52 +0000 (UTC)

Menlo Park has a reputation of a forward-looking city in the battle to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, yet I've just read that you are considering the purchase of eight new gas-powered police cars.

I'm asking you to please consider other options. I understand Fremont just recently purchased an all-electric police car, a 2016 Tesla model S. The article I read said that the cost to modify it was $60,000 as opposed to about $40,000 to modify Ford Explorers. However, gas can cost about $32,000 during the lifespan of a police vehicle (approximately five years) and maintenance can cost about $15,000, which makes the EV actually a more economical purchase. To say nothing of the fact that instead of pumping more carbon into the atmosphere, your cars will be completely clean.

I urge you to research his matter further before you commit to an out-dated technology.

Yours sincerely,Carol Cross,Co-Convenor, Fossil Free Mid-Peninsula
 Re: climate change: Building a world that works for everyone is exactly what we should refocus our efforts on doing when we read scientific studies that scare the hell out of us. As the researchers point out, there’s still time that we have to take advantage of. That’s why it’s so damn important to act boldly. Now. ~ Eric Holthaus
Received on Mon May 20 2019 - 20:59:28 PDT

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