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LAPD is going electric with 100 new all-electric BMW i3 vehicles

Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck announce a year long test of a BMW i3 electric vehicle at a City of Los Angeles press conference in Los Angeles, Sept. 11, 2015. Photo by Danny Moloshok/Newscast

Last year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a commitment to convert the city’s vehicle fleet to electric vehicles. He announced that several of the city’s department will lease or acquire hundreds of all-electric (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) vehicles with a significant number going to the police department (LAPD).

Today we learn that BMW won its bid on an LAPD contract to supply 100 all-electric BMW i3 vehicles.

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The Bavarian Police are now using all-electric BMW i3’s as police vehicles [Picture Gallery]

i3 bavarian policeElectric vehicles are getting popular with law enforcement. After the LAPD announced the use of a fleet of electric vehicles including a Tesla and Zero Motorcycles being used by over 60 public service agencies, now the Bavarian Police took delivery earlier this month of 3 all-electric BMW i3’s to use as police vehicles.

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