Dubai Police has new electric BMWs and they’re pretty swish

Perhaps better know for their fleet of supercars, that doesn’t mean Dubai Police aren’t eco-friendly, as their latest acquisition proves.

The clean and green BMW i3 all-electric car was launched at an event in DIFC this week and we’ll hopefully see them on the roads soon.

Not quite as flashy as the McLaren MP4-12C or Buggatti Veyron, the new ‘environment-friendly patrol cars’ are much kinder to the environment, although they are decked out in the same green and white livery.

Although with a top speed of 150 kmph, the small hatchbacks probably won’t be taking part in any high-speed chases and they have a maximum range of 160 kilometres before they need a recharge.

However, German makers BMW have picked up a batch of awards for the five-door urban electric car, which won two World Car of the Year Awards in 2014.

Energy Minister Suhail Al-Mazrouei says the United Arab Emirates wants to have electric cars as 10 per cent of all government vehicles by 2021, which should cut carbon dioxide emissions by 15 per cent.

So far the Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority has signed an agreement with Tesla Inc. to buy 200 hybrid electric vehicles and electric cars are already been used to carry people around Downtown Dubai.




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