I actually am all for electric vehicles (within the market). In fact when I was a kid my father was an engineer at a research base and I remember that at least one of the other engineers there commuted with an electric car. And this was in the early 80s. I remember thinking how cool it would be to just plug in a car. I’d happily give an electric BMW a go today.
But these cars aren’t cheap and still aren’t terribly practical. That the LAPD thinks that buying such technology (basically for show) before it really is ready for prime time (or crime-time…get it?) is probably a waste of taxpayer money.
But no doubt the purchases will earn the department accolades from everyone the LA mayor’s office cares about.