- The Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department in New York announced it took delivery of a Tesla Model Y police car in December.
- The announcement met backlash online from social media users who felt that an electric luxury car is excessive use of taxpayer dollars.
- The department said the purchase is part of a move toward environmental sustainability, and that it expects to save money on fuel in the long-term, according to local outlet News 12 Westchester.
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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…