LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Police Department will be testing electric patrol vehicles over the next few months.
In a tweet posted by Capt. Steve Lurie, it was announced that the Hollywood Division would be using Tesla patrol vehicles for “all electric patrols” in a move to be more environmentally conscious.
As @LAPDHQ moves to be more environmentally conscious, we at @LAPDHollywood were happy to volunteer to try out a @Tesla patrol vehicle! Stop and say hi if you see us on “all electric” patrol for the next few months. @lapd2014 pic.twitter.com/mCT5FQoWB3
— Captain Steve Lurie (@LAPDLurie) December 11, 2019
The Tesla pilot program is the latest effort by the department to decrease its carbon emissions.
Back in 2016, the department contracted with BMW to lease 100 i3 models as replacements for aging vehicles. But by 2018, a David Goldstein investigation found that a number of those vehicles were sitting unused in a garage.