As I shared earlier today, following a post over on Gas2, the city of Los Angeles took National Drive Electric Week as an opportunity to share that it just acquired 288 fully electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars — 160 and 128, respectively. But we didn’t have pics at the time.
Thanks to BMW i3 forum member joanbowen, I found several pics of the i3. A slight bit of internet searching brought up other i3 and Tesla Model S P85D pictures (thanks to Stephen Edelstein, in particular). Here are the pics:
The instant torque of these fun electric cars should help the LAPD to get a super quick start in any chases the police force needs to engage in, and the super quiet ride should help to sneak up on Joker wannabes. But no doubt about it, the P85D will be the real force to be reckoned with. I wouldn’t want to be running from that.
Congrats to Los Angeles for an excellent National Drive Electric Week. We’ve got some more pics and videos coming up from that great event. Stay tuned.
By the way, the full LADP press release on its electric vehicle mega-buy can be found here.
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