LAPD to Buy 100 BMW i3 EVs
The LA Police Department has agreed to purchase 100 electric BMW i3 cars from BMW of North America to use in the department’s transportation fleet. The announcement that BMW won the bid for the 100-vehicle purchase comes after field trials of the i3 were conducted along with trials of other EVs in LA.
The i3 was chosen thanks to efficiency, reliability, and its ConnectedDrive services that can be used to support fleet management. LA wants to be as green as possible and while you can’t exactly use an EV in a pursuit setting, the i3 may be ideal for cruising the city and writing tickets.
The i3s will be used as transport vehicles for officers, and for community outreach initiatives. Greenlots will supply 100 level 2 chargers and four DC fast chargers to the LAPD to keep the BMW i3 cars powered up.