Switch To All Electric Police Cars Has Some Obstacles

Sioux City, Iowa — As the Biden Administration continues its push to move from gas-powered to electric cars, police departments are finding it tough to make the transition.

Sioux City Police Chief Rex Mueller says getting regular patrol cars right now is not easy.

Mueller says electric vehicles pose some challenges that include the time it takes to charge them.

Mueller says police vehicles have more equipment than stock electric vehicles, which also poses a problem.

Mueller says they do not have any electric vehicles in use, but do have a handful of hybrid vehicles. He says the hybrids do save on gas, but they also pose some challenges as well.



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