26 Jan '18, 8pm

LAPD's unused electric cars gather dust sitting in garage, but why?

John Voelcker Jan 26, 2018 Follow John Add to circle Anyone who remembers the epic, metallic-tasting, technicolor smog in the Los Angeles Basin found into the 1990s understands why air quality matters there. While the worst of the uncontrolled tailpipe emissions have now been greatly reduced, and the air is cleaner, the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is now the major concern. So it sounded like good news when the Los Angeles Police Department put out a bid for 100 all-electric cars for its fleet. DON'T MISS: LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use (Jun 2016) After tests of both BMW i3 and Tesla Model S electric cars, the i3 was chosen, and images of the Bavarian-built small hatchback wearing LAPD livery spread far and wide. They were destined for administrative and non-emergency duties, with images of uniformed and plainsclothes officers motoring around...

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