44th Annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • 44th Annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: An LAPD Tesla Model S P85D is parked ont the first tee at the 44th Annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament at Ron Burkle's Estate on May 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Co-Star Entertainment)
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44th Annual Los Angeles Police-Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • 44th Annual Los Angeles Police-Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • WEST LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: A general view of atmosphere and a TESLA LAPD cruiser at the 44th Annual Los Angeles Police-Celebrity Golf Tournament at Rancho Park Golf Course on May 21, 2016 in West Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Police Department has its heart set on having a fleet of electric vehicles. Despite having some reservations about the Tesla Model S, which includes not being able to use the vehicle in the event of a major power outage, the LAPD is moving forward with Tesla on fitting a Model S P85D with some police equipment.

The move to go forward with the Model S comes roughly a few months after the police department received 100 BMW i3 electric cars that will be used for transportation and not high-speed chases. According to a report by NBC Los Angeles, the i3 electric vehicles should cost approximately 15 percent less to operate than the old gas-powered cars. But, as the report points out, the police department is still looking for electric vehicles that are quicker and have a longer range, making the Model S the obvious choice.

The current i3 in the LAPD's fleet has a range of 80 to 100 miles, while the Model S P85D boasts a range of up to 275 miles on one charge. And if acceleration is what the LAPD is looking for, the Model S P85D can deliver with a zero to 60 mph time of 3.2 seconds. While the P85D would be the perfect fit for the LAPD, the department also needs to consider the all-electric vehicle's daunting price tag that starts above $100,000 before the $7,500 federal tax credit.

The decision to add electric cars to its armada of police vehicles is part of a city-wide effort to convert the LAPD's current fleet of gas-powered cars to electrically-powered ones.

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