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The Fremont Police Department will soon welcome its newest member to the patrol fleet — a Tesla Model Y.
The department already deployed an electric patrol vehicle program last year and has more than 40 electric and hybrid cars in use to cut emissions.
But the Model Y, set to make its first appearance at the Fremont Street Eats Public Safety Night on Oct. 1, can last up to two patrol shifts on one charge and will add 61 more miles per charge compared to the Tesla Model S 85, the model that they began using in 2019.
Residents can meet the new patrol car at the Fremont Main Library next Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.