The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is announcing the addition of electric vehicles.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Adding Electric Vehicles To Its Fleet

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is announcing the addition of electric vehicles.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is announcing the addition of electric vehicles. HCSO is adding eight electric vehicles to its fleet with the goal to reduce its exhaust emissions.

HCSO will now have two Mustang Mach-Es, four E-Transit Vans, and two F-150 Lightning trucks. The Mustangs are used in an administrative capacity, while the E-transit vans are assigned to technicians in the Information Services Division.

The trucks will be assigned to the Facilities Management Bureau. 

This addition will allow HCSO to reduce its exhaust emissions, save on fuel prices and continue our commitment to leaving our community better than when we found it.

According to HCSO, the goal of adding Electric Vehicles to HCSO is to explore and evaluate the latest technology and how our team can use it to its full potential.  The first electric vehicle arrived in October of 2021, and we are looking to add 20 vehicles in the 2022 fiscal year. 

“We are hoping to meet our ultimate goal of 100 vehicles over the next five years,” said HCSO.

“One of the themes in our department is keeping up with the continuous technological developments, ” said Sheriff Chad Chronister.  “As electric vehicles evolve, we want to embrace the new technology and be good stewards of our environment.  One way to do that is to find a place for the EVs within our fleet.  We already have several charging stations at our facilities, and we will continue to study how these vehicles may enhance our operations.”

The average price of the Mustang Mach-E is $47,200 each, the E-Transit vans have an average price of $54,400 and the F-150 Lighting is approximately $46,500.  

In terms of savings associated with the EV models in comparison to our fuel-powered models, the electric vehicles have significantly lower fuel costs and a higher resale value.

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