The next high-speed chase in Los Angeles could be a lot slower and shorter as BMW has given the L.A.P.D. an i3 electric vehicle for evaluation purposes.

The next high-speed chase in Los Angeles could be a lot slower and shorter as BMW has given the L.A.P.D. an i3 electric vehicle for evaluation purposes.

Set to undergo a year of "rigorous testing," the i3 is decked out in a traditional black and white livery and features emergency lights on the roof.

In a statement, BMW i North America Manager Christine Fleischer said “By virtue of its innovative design and construction from leading-edge materials, the i3 is a brilliant fit with the technology-driven research philosophy of the LAPD. This will be a valuable learning experience for both BMW and the Department.”

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