LAPD selects BMW i3 — not Tesla Model S — as its EV of choice
Southern California law enforcement just got a bit greener.
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The Los Angeles Police Department awarded BMW with the contract to supply the department with 100 i3 electric vehicles. After testing several green cars, including the Tesla Model S (which it notably rejected), the LAPD decided on the German-brand compact EVs to serve as transportation vehicles for officers and in community outreach initiatives.
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announce a year-long test of a BMW i3 electric vehicle at a press conference in Los Angeles, Sept. 11, 2015.Image: Danny Moloshok/Newscast Read