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Eden Prairie police add Tesla to fleet

Eden Prairie will evaluate its new Tesla's performance before adding more of them


Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

Eden Prairie Police Sgt Scott Mittelstadt will be testing the Tesla, the first in the country to be fitted with a push bumper.

The Eden Prairie Police Department has added an outfitted Tesla to its fleet, likely becoming the first in the state to do so.

The fully electric 2021 Model Y first hit west metro roads on patrol this week. Though the $52,290 sticker price is more than double the standard Dodge Charger, officials say the Tesla's estimated total life cycle is more cost effective and aligns with the city's sustainability goals.

"It sure seems to be turning a lot of heads," said Chief Matthew Sackett.


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