BMW to Supply LAPD with 100 i3 Electric Vehicles

By Jesse Sokolow on 8 June 2016
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DSC_0203 (1)BMW announced that it will supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 BMW i3 electric vehicles.

BMW said that the LAPD selected the i3 for multiple reasons including fuel efficiency, reliability, and the fact that the ConnectedDrive services can be used to support fleet management applications. Additionally, the car company said that vehicle reliability as well as BMW’s knowledge of charging infrastructure and the large number of BMW i service centers factored into the decision to choose the i3.

BMW is also developing a tool that will allow the LAPD to track their fleet in near real time.

“We should be thinking green in everything we do – and these new EVs show how local government can lead,” said Los Angles mayor Eric Garcetti.

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