The City of Waco, Texas, is set to vote on the purchase of 34 hybrid police vehicles at an upcoming City Council meeting. The vote, initially set for last week, was postponed after one of the potential vehicle dealers informed the city that its initial quote of $2 million for the order was no longer valid, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.
The city is considering the purchase of 34 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid Vehicles.
The city manager told the Waco Tribune-Herald that the police department purchased a Ford Mustang Mach-E in April, but officers were not able to power the lights, computer, or other equipment the vehicle was outfitted with. That vehicle is now being used for the department of developmental services, and the police department is searching for a new candidate for an electric police vehicle.
Waco Police began purchasing hybrid vehicles for its fleet two years ago.
The city recently reviewed a study on fleet vehicle replacement that summarizes a plan to replace city vehicles as they age. One plan recommends weighing whether to replace every aging internal combustion engine vehicle with an electric vehicle over time, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.
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