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Westport Police Department purchases Tesla Model 3

The Westport Police Department bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000.

Julia Kasabian '21, Web Arts Editor

January 6, 2020

The Westport Police Department (WPD) bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000 and is being outfitted with police necessities such as sirens, a computer, a weapon rack and special tires.  The new police vehicle has gotten backlash from Westporters. “...

Westport PD goes electric

The new Model 3 Tesla is undergoing revamping in order to fulfil the needs of a police car. The car will be receiving emergency lights, sirens, a networked computer, a weapon rack and special tires in order to drive up to 100 mph.

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

The Westport Police Department announced their purchase of the Tesla Model 3 as the newest addition to their fleet. The department made the announcement on Dec.10; however, the Tesla won’t be in action until January 2020. The purchase of an electric car is a great addition to the Westport police...

Elon Musk steps down as chairman of Tesla

Elon Musk steps down as chairman of Tesla

October 11, 2018

By Marlo Von der Ahe '20 Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesla Inc., stepped down from his position as Chairman of the Board on Saturday, Sept. 29  in light of recent fraud charges brought upon by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Musk can remain the CEO but must pay a $2...

Seniors swap their books for new internship opportunities

Seniors swap their books for new internship opportunities

Maddie Phelps '19 and Chelsea Fox '19

June 1, 2017

  During the last two months of school, underclassmen are able to gain a few more privileges on campus: a seemingly roomier hallway, a far more spacious lunch room and a chance to secure preferable parking spaces free of criticism. The reason for this, of course, is the fact that the entire sen...

AP Computer Science students’ Tesla app races into the Apple Store

AP Computer Science students’ Tesla app races into the Apple Store

December 19, 2016

Kayla Sirlin ’19 Dylan Diamond ’17 and Neil Soni ’18’s app, Tesla Toolbox, was released into the App Store in late Sept. in hopes of making the cars’ controls easier to access and the overall Tesla experience more enjoyable. “I first got the idea for the app when I got an Apple Watch...

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