Los Angeles to receive the biggest electric fleet in the US
Electric cars had their moment some years ago and suddenly plummeted in numbers. Luckily we have them making a comeback, and how. Los Angeles will be leading the welcoming party for electric cars by announcing the lease of 160 electric vehicles as part of a Sustainable City Plan. The move, announced by Mayor Eric Garcetti, makes Los Angeles host to the biggest fleet of city-operated electric cars in the States. The fire, police and general services departments will be graced with the presence of fully-electric as well as hybrid cars. The LAPD is landing some rather cool cars, thanks to this decision. They will be loaned a Tesla Model S P85D and a BMW i3. How cool is that?
In a statement, Mayor Garcetti said, “When we laid out our sustainable city plan … we promised that 50% of new city fleet vehicles purchased each year would be EV by 2017,” BMW’s North American boss, Christine Fleischer said, “By virtue of its innovative design and construction from leading-edge materials, the i3 is a brilliant fit with the technology-driven research philosophy of the LAPD. This will be a valuable learning experience for both BMW and the Department,”
[Via : inhabitat]