German automaker BMW has beaten California-based Tesla Motors Inc. by winning a contract to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 electric cars.

BMW will deliver 100 of its i3 all-electric plug-in vehicles, which the LAPD will use for community outreach and police business.

In the last year, the LAPD has been seen testing Tesla’s P85D, a variant of the Model S that has been discontinued. The Police Department was apparently looking at buying or leasing the replacement, the P90D, but decided on the BMW i3 instead.

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BMW To Supply Los Angeles Police Department With 100 i3 Sedans

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