Tesla Model Y makes world debut as a police vehicle in New York1 min read . Updated: 28 Dec 2020, 11:20 AM IST
The Long Range Midnight Silver Metallic Tesla Model Y has been outfitted with lights, sirens and radio to aid the police in its activities.
Tesla Model Y has made its world debuted as a police patrol car after being commissioned by the Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department, Westchester County, New York. This is the first ever Model Y to be equipped as a police vehicle in the world.
The Model Y will serve as the police car assigned to the Detective Division of police.
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It has been outfitted with lights, sirens and radio to aid the police in its activities. The Long Range Midnight Silver Metallic Model Y on 19″ Gemini wheels was added to the County's fleet of patrol cars as it looks to use alternative fuel and green technology.
The electric patrol car has been equipped with state-of-the-art Whelen CenCom Core Lighting technology, as per a Tesmanian blog. CenCom Core system features great configurability, speed, and expansion as well as enhances officer safety with advanced automation and remote connectivity.
The Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department's purchase of a Model Y could save $8,525 on fuel over five years, the blog stated. Various Tesla Model 3 and Model S cars have been successfully inducted as police cruisers in various US states. And now, it is the Model Y that is quickly catching on the trend.