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Tesla and the LAPD testing the Model S as a ‘high-pursuit’ police cruiser


Last year, the city of Los Angeles announced that it will lease 288 electric vehicles, including 160 fully-electric vehicles (BEVs), which resulted in Los Angeles operating the largest city-owned fleet of pure electric vehicles. Among the selection of vehicles distributed to the city’s different departments, the LAPD got a Tesla Model S P85D.

At the time, the department said that the Model S will be used for “testing and research by (LAPD) technical experts to determine how this technology can support their future needs”. Now we learn that the vehicle is being tested as a ‘high-pursuit’ police cruiser. Expand