The Mobile, Ala., City Council has approved $3.2 million for 93 police vehicles to replace high-mileage vehicles in the city's aging police fleet, reports

The expenditure will bring 68 Chevrolet Caprice PPVs and 24 Chevrolet Impalas to the Mobile Police Department for administrators and detectives. The police fleet now has 104 cars with more than 200,000 miles on the odometer and annual maintence costs about $5,000 per vehicle.

About 70 of the department's 644 police vehicles are being repaired at any given time. The approval is the first step in the city's plan to replace nearly 500 police vehicles over five years.