Fremont Police Department
The Electric Tesla unmarked police car is out on the road in Westchester County, NY…..(There are marked units in other places)
The Detectives have it so it’s not going to be doing traffic stops or high speed chae3ss that might run out the battery….
The car cost almost $20,000 more that a Ford Explorier, which all the cops drive on patrol…
A police department in New York State took delivery of its first Tesla Model Y cruiser, fueling calls on social media to slash police budgets.
The Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department announced the new addition to its fleet on Facebook late last month, calling the vehicle “the first Model Y that has been outfitted with lights, sirens and radio for police use – in the whole country (maybe even the world!).”
The department said it assigned the car to its detective division…
The Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department, for its part, sees the investment as a way to move toward environmental sustainability and save money on gas in the long-run. The department did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.
“We’re trying to go green with our fleet. We’re hoping that people will see us as more friendly,” Police Chief David Dosin told News 12 Westchester. The department estimates the Model Y will lead to a fuel savings of roughly $8,500 over five years, the outlet reported.
EVs also tend to require less maintenance than their gas-powered counterparts, making them attractive buys for government and commercial fleets….
Despite the potential upsides, some think a Tesla police car is excessive, especially given the wide array of cheaper, sustainable vehicles on the market today.
“There is no logical reason why a police force needs a Tesla, and if the argument is environmental there are cheaper options,” one person tweeted….
image…Unmarked car Daily Force