BMW of North America Wins Bid to Supply a Los Angeles Police Department with 100 BMW i3 Electric Vehicles

Posted on 10. Jun, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Los Angeles, CA

June 8, 2016… BMW of North America currently announced
that it has won a bid to supply a Los Angeles Police Department
with 100 fully-electric BMW i3 vehicles for use in a department’s
travel fleet.

This proclamation comes after a margin hearing during that a BMW i3 was
evaluated alongside other EVs on a streets of Los Angeles as partial of
a LAPD’s each day fleet. Ultimately, a BMW i3 was comparison due to
a multiple of EPA rated best-in-class efficiency, trustworthiness and
state-of-the-art ConnectedDrive services, that can be used to support
swift supervision applications. BMW’s endless believe of charging
infrastructure and a accessibility of a vast network of BMW i
centers for servicing a swift in a accessible and cost effective way
also played into a decision.

“We should be meditative immature in all we do — and these new EVs
uncover how internal supervision can lead,” pronounced Mayor Garcetti. “Our
sustainability devise pushes L.A. to speed adoption of greener practices
and technologies, that also save income and resources.”  

“The attributes of a BMW i3 position it to surpass as a ideal
automobile for metropolitan organizations. The opening and technical
capabilities, such as a BMW i3 ‘s acceleration, and its
ConnectedDrive integration, are ideally matched to renovate the
destiny mobility of a Los Angeles Police Department while also
shortening their CO footprint,” pronounced Ludwig Willisch, President and
CEO of BMW of North America.  

The BMW i3 military cars began attack a streets of Los Angeles this
open badged with an LAPD insignia. As a department’s non-emergency
swift vehicles, a BMW i3s will be used via a dialect as
travel vehicles for officers and in village overdo initiatives.  

BMW’s program information complement will confederate with a LAPD’s fleet
supervision complement that will concede a dialect to electronically
accept vicious automobile information indispensable to effectively say their
fleet.  BMW is also conceptualizing a web apparatus that will concede the
dialect to lane their swift in nearby real-time, contributing to
softened deployment, utilization, and a fit charging of their
swift of BMW i3s. 

Greenlots, a tellurian provider of open standards-based distributed
appetite apparatus solutions, will supply 100 Level 2 chargers and four
DC quick chargers to LAPD.

Due in vast partial to a compress distance and use of light-weight Carbon
Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) in a construction, a sustainable,
fully-electric BMW i3 has a parsimonious branch radius and a agility
indispensable to navigating undiluted city streets.

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About a BMW i3, a company’s first-ever prolongation electric vehicle

The BMW i3 is a initial purpose-built electric prolongation automobile to
be done essentially of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). With 170
horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque hybrid-synchronous electric motor,
a entirely electric BMW i3 is electrified by a 22-kWh lithium-ion
battery, good for 80-100 miles of emission-free pushing and has been
rated a many fuel fit EPA-certified automobile by a U.S.
Department of Energy. Agile and enchanting to drive, a BMW i3 is
ideally matched for unenlightened civic areas. Every aspect of a BMW i3 has
been recognised for sustainability. The CO fiber used to emanate the
i3 is constructed regulating hydro-electric power. The BMW i prolongation line
in Leipzig, Germany draws a appetite from breeze energy.

The BMW i3 has a bottom MSRP of $42,400 and a range-extender model
starts during $46,250, before any sovereign or germane state incentives.  

About BMW i

BMW i is a BMW Group’s forward-looking and tolerable brand
dedicated to elucidate many of a mobility hurdles faced by the
world’s many densely populated cities. The all-encompassing approach
of BMW i includes a endless use of recycled, renewable tender and
naturally treated materials, alongside an intensely resource-efficient
prolongation method.

 

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been benefaction in a United States since
1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in
2003.  The BMW Group in a United States has grown to include
marketing, sales, and financial use organizations for a BMW
code of engine vehicles, including motorcycles, a MINI brand, and
a Rolls-Royce code of Motor Cars; Designworks, a vital design
consultancy formed in California; a record bureau in Silicon Valley
and several other operations via a country.  BMW
Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is partial of BMW Group’s global
production network and is a disdainful production plant for all
X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity
Coupes.  The BMW Group sales classification is represented in a U.S.
by networks of 341 BMW newcomer automobile and BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle centers, 153 BMW motorcycle retailers, 126 MINI newcomer car
dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding
Corp., a BMW Group’s sales domicile for North America, is
located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

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Journalist note: Information about BMW and its
products in a USA is accessible to reporters on-line during www.bmwusanews.com.

 

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