Usually when we think of police vehicles, we think of the powerful models used as squad cars – you know the ones that have the big engines that can outpace the car of any fleeing bad guy. But police departments across the world have more than just squad cars in their fleets. In fact, the Los Angeles Police Department just cut a deal to bring in 100 surprising models for use around the city – the BMW i3.

2016 BMW i3

After testing the BMW i3 against other electric vehicles, the LAPD chose the BMW i3 for its “efficiency, reliability and state-of-the-art ConnectedDrive services,” which can be used to support fleet management applications, the LAPD said in a press release. The police department will use the 2016 BMW i3 models as transportation vehicles for officers and in community outreach initiatives.

If the i3 is good enough for one of the largest police forces in the United States, maybe it’s something you should consider. Come by BMW of Peabody and take a look at the i3 models here, including the pugnacious 2016 BMW i3 Hatchback Four-Door with Range Extender. This model is a perfect choice for drivers making short to medium trips in and around an urban area. The 2016 BMW i3 is powered by a combination electric battery with a gasoline-powered range extender that allows the model to travel approximately 150 miles before needing to be recharged and refueled. Not only is the 2016 i3 ideal for use in crowded cities, but it’s also a great choice for drivers who are conscious of their automobile’s environmental impact.

The 2016 BMW i3 is a four-door hatchback model that easily seats four passengers. Visit BMW of Peabody and take a look at the electric model that’s touted by the LAPD for its efficiency and green standard.