World's first Tesla Model Y commissioned as a police car
Tesla Model Y has made its global debut as a police patrol vehicle in the US, after being commissioned by New York's Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department. This model is the Long Range Midnight Silver Metallic variant. It runs on 19-inch Gemini wheels and has been fitted with sirens, lights, radio and other accessories to aid the cops. Here's our roundup.
It comes with cutting-edge technology
As per a news blog, the Model Y patrol car is equipped with state-of-the-art 'Whelen CenCom Core Lighting technology' and 'CenComCore' system, which offers enhanced safety with advanced automation and remote connectivity. The blog also claims that the Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department will save around $8,525 (approximately Rs. 6.25 lakh) on fuel over the next five years by commissioning this battery-powered Model Y.
Watch the Tesla Model Y police car in action
Here's recalling the Tesla Model Y
The Tesla Model Y has an eye-catching look, featuring a sloping roofline, sleek headlights, wrap-around taillamps, and alloy wheels. Inside, there is a 7-seater cabin with an expansive all-glass roof, a 15-inch touch screen, and 'Self-Driving' capability. For safety, the sedan comes with multiple airbags, collision warnings, emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and other provisions.
Power and performance
The Tesla Model Y draws power from two ultra-responsive, independent electric motors. The car's performance variant sprints from 0-100km/h in just 3.5 seconds and clocks a top-speed of 250km/h. It delivers a range of 487km on a single charge. Meanwhile, the Long Range AWD model can do 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds and delivers a range of around 525km per charge.
What about the pricing?
In the US, the Tesla Model Y sedan starts at $49,990 (roughly Rs. 36.68 lakh) and goes up to $59,990 (approximately Rs. 44 lakh). No information regarding its pricing and availability in India is currently available.