The Alton, Texas, Police Department is purchasing an all-electric fleet. The City of Alton purchased three Ford F-150 Lightning trucks for the police department, one for the fire department, and one for the planning department, according to ValleyCentral News.
Police Chief and Assistant City Manager Jonathan B. Flores said this is the direction he wants the city to go, pointing to environmental impact and financial savings. He said the city intends to invest in more electric vehicles for all its departments.
Flores said each truck cost the city $45,000 from the general fund. The trucks are expected to arrive to Alton in about six months.