LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Los Angeles Police Department has added the new Zero MMX police/military motorcycle to its patrol fleet. After extensive testing, the LAPD chose Zero Motorcycles for their stealth, low cost of operation, maintenance-free powertrain, and minimal environmental impact.
“There are major benefits to incorporating these environmentally friendly motorcycles. It costs less than 50 cents to charge compared to using gallons of gas, maintenance is simple, and the community appreciates how quiet they are,” said officer Steve Carbajal of LAPD’s off-road unit. “Most importantly, our officers have an added tactical advantage while on patrol.”
Zero’s police motorcycles are fully electric and designed exclusively for police and security departments as a cost-effective means to patrol a wide variety of terrain, including indoors, the company said. They can be customized with pursuit emergency lighting and sirens, safety components, and functional storage options.
Zero makes the motorcycles available to agencies for a three-day evaluation program. Information and applications are available online.
From a press release