LAPD tests Tesla Model S as a potential future patrol car

- The Tesla Model S may soon come in black and white…with an emergency light and siren bar on top. The Los Angeles Police Department is testing out two Tesla Model SP85-D loaner sedans over the next year.

The electric car isn't practical for a police car yet, but, who knows where the technology will be in five years.

A LAPD spokesperson says they'll assess the Tesla's performance in a police environment...

They're very curious about its strengths and weaknesses. The department is looking at it as a fleet vehicle and also a possible patrol vehicle that would do all the things regular patrol cars do -- including high speed pursuits.

Tesla is not commenting at this point.

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