Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano right now joined Police Deputy Chief Chris Sapienza and different members of the Division at Yonkers Metropolis Corridor to unveil town’s first totally electrical automobile. The most recent addition to town’s fleet is a brand new marked police Tesla Mannequin 3 and is a part of town’s ongoing dedication to its ongoing sustainability efforts. 

“Our metropolis has grow to be a progressive chief in sustainability, and right now we’ve got taken one more step to offer for a cleaner, greener Yonkers,” mentioned Mayor Mike Spano. “The disclosing of town’s first totally electrical automobile strengthens our resolve in decreasing automobile emissions and fossil gasoline dependence each good for the surroundings and our backside line.”

The acquisition of the totally electrical automobile comes quickly after the signing of Mayor Spano’s Government Order No. 1 of 2020, which makes alternativefuel automobiles the usual for light-duty metropolis automobiles, which can additional cut back gasoline use and carbon emissions.Yonkers Police’s Tesla Mannequin 3 might be assigned to the Division’s Visitors Unit, used for pace particulars, automobile and visitors enforcement, and varied different features throughout the unit. The electrical automobile joins town’s rising inexperienced fleet which already contains 33 hybrid police automobiles. 

Yonkers Police Deputy Chief Chris Sapienza famous, “The Yonkers Police Division is enthusiastic on the prospect of deploying our first totally electrical automobile in step with Mayor Spano’s Inexperienced Initiative. Below the path of Commissioner Mueller, we’ve got appropriated our first Tesla Mannequin 3, which might be assigned to our Visitors Unit. Other than being ecologically smart, this automobile provides benefits over typical police automobiles. They’re quicker, require much less upkeep, and their onboard laptop methods are extra appropriate with present police methods. They’re all-wheel drive and use a safer and extra environment friendly mechanical braking system. We’re concurrently constructing out our infrastructure to accommodate extra of those automobiles.”

The Tesla prices roughly $46,290 and has anticipated gasoline price projected financial savings between 15%-25% as in comparison with the normal combustion engine patrol automobiles. Yonkers’ present metropolis fleet consists of over 1,000 automobiles, together with over 550 light-duty automobiles corresponding to sedans, vans, and SUVs.