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A Kansas city buys Tesla to encourage use of electric cars


October 11, 2019

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — The city-owned utility in Lindsborg wants to sell more electricity to the 3,500 people in town.

So it bought a $40,000 Tesla Model 3 sedan. It wants to show that getting around in an electric car can make sense.

"We're trying to sell more electricity in the face of LED bulbs and some of those things, which are great innovations," Lindsborg Assistant City Administrator Lucas Neece said. "Electric cars are an opportunity to sell more electricity."

By getting an electric vehicle in front of the public — letting them see it, touch it, and ride in it — Neece hopes re...

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