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Yonkers Police Roll Out First Fully Electric Vehicle

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- The Yonkers Police Department rolled out its first fully electric vehicle Friday.

The Tesla Model 3 will join the police department's traffic unit for now.

Officials say they already have 33 hybrid vehicles on the road and more on the way.

They say it's part of their commitment to a cleaner, greener city.

"We still have to pay for the electricity, but it's about 15-20% what we would normally pay to gas these vehicles, and between the less maintenance and less fuel, we estimate that within two years, we're gonna see a dramatic savings," Yonkers Police Deputy Chief Chris Sapienza said.

Officials say they do plan to eventually add more all-electric vehicles to the force.

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