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LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

Last year, the Los Angeles Police Department took delivery of a BMW i3 electric car for testing. The officers who drove the little electric hatchback liked it, apparently. After a few months of testing alongside a considerably more glamorous Tesla Model S, the LAPD has committed to an order for 100... read more

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2013 Ford Police Interceptor concept

Even Police Cars Can Get 30 MPG Now (Non-Pursuit, Highway Cycle)

Even cops can benefit from good gas mileage. Ford is adding its 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine to a "special service police" sedan that, the... read more September 25, 2013 by


 
Carbon Motors E7

DoE Dings Loans For Startup Carbon Motors' Police Cruisers

Log one more startup car company the U.S. Department of Energy has declined to fund. The latest entry on the lengthening list that includes Virtual Vehicles Co. (renamed... read more March 8, 2012 by 1


 
Ford's Police Interceptors, now serving as NASCAR pace cars.

V-6 Engines Aren’t Just Cleaner, They’re Fast Too, Say Police

For years, Police forces across the U.S. drove specially built Ford Interceptors based on the humble Ford Crown Victoria. Fitted with a powerful V-8 engine, they formed the... read more February 22, 2012 by 0


 
Local Cop Misuses Orlando Electric Car Charging Station

Police Spotted In Electric Car Charging Space: Nobody Charged

Many town and city councils across the U.S. are introducing legislation to enable electric car owners to park for free as a way of encouraging more people to make the switch... read more October 21, 2011 by 2


 
2012 Chevrolet Impala Police

2012 Chevrolet Impala Improves Police Fleet Gas Mileage By 3 MPG

As we reported earlier this year, gas mileage is increasingly becoming a concern for not only individuals but corporations and government agencies as well, including most... read more June 8, 2011 by 1


 
2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor

High Gas Mileage: Now It's Even Crucial For Cop Cars

Not too long ago, acceleration and top speed may have been the most crucial criteria when picking a new police car but with gas prices continuing to creep higher requirements... read more March 28, 2011 by 2


 
Toyota Prius driver slams into police car, in reverse, during traffic stop. Video: Break.com

Video: Really Bad Prius Driver Slams Police Car, Then Tree

For all the grief Toyota Prius hybrid drivers get, you'd think they were some deranged combination of green storm troopers and mentally defective traffic impediments. But... read more November 22, 2010 by 0


 
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid used by NYPD traffic unit, by Samuel Smith from NYCPDcars.50webs.com

Ford Hybrids: Tough Enough To Be Police Cars in New York City

As New York City works aggressively to reduce its carbon footprint and cut exhaust emissions, it has encouraged large fleets to switch to hybrids. From utility ConEd to the... read more April 28, 2010 by 8


 
Carbon Motors E7

Carbon Cop Cars To Go Green With BMW Clean Diesel Engines

Many European countries use BMW sedans as patrol and pursuit cars. Now, BMW says it will sell more than 240,000 engines to U.S. police-car startup Carbon Motors for that... read more March 23, 2010 by 0


 

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