Westport Police Department Gets a Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 is Newest Addition to Westport Police Fleet

It’s a good thing police vehicles have sirens, otherwise, you might not notice that sleek but quiet new patrol car speeding toward an emergency.

The Westport Police Department has acquired a Model 3 for its fleet of cruisers. EV Club members, Phil Levieff and Demetri Spantidos, worked with Foti Koskinas, Chief of Police, to help make this happen. They provided information, allowed their personal vehicles to be used for test drives, and made introductions to Tesla in Mt. Kisco, NY (since there are still no Tesla stores permitted in CT).

Westport PD is working with Fleet Auto Supply in West Haven to outfit the car with the features required for law enforcement.

If possible, the vehicle will be brought to the club meeting on December 9. The car will be on display, along with explanatory materials about the project and why it makes sense (and dollars and cents), at Foxwoods on Dec. 4th and 5th, where there is a gathering of municipal leaders from Connecticut and Massachusetts.

 

Further information about this project will be posted to this blog as it becomes available.

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