The LAPD now has the least intimidating patrol cars on the road
Some police forces that have debuted high-powered supercars turned in to patrol cars—we’re looking at you Dubai—but the LAPD will not be joining that list. The LAPD just unveiled their new BMW i3 all-electric cars that will be patrolling the hardened streets of Los Angeles.
Now, we aren’t saying that cop cars have to be an overly intimidating car, but they do need to convey a sense of authority. The LAPD claims that moving to the all-electric cars will help benefit the taxpayers — which is all well and good — BUT we still have a few issues with them. The backseats looks like there’s no room to apprehend anyone inside, and what happens when they get in to a high speed chase, the i3 isn’t exactly known for being a quick car. Either way, the LAPD looks like they will stick with these cars for some time, lets just hope these cops can take some “friendly” jokes.