LAPD buys 100 BMW i3s, Greenlots to provide load-managed charging system

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The Los Angeles Police Department has ordered 100 BMW i3s, and plans to add 500 more plug-in vehicles over the next five years.

San Francisco- and Singapore-based Greenlots will supply 100 Level 2 chargers and four DC fast chargers, and integrate its software with LAPD’s fleet management program.

Greenlots’ SKY technology will be used for load management. When the building’s electric service nears peak capacity, the SKY system can reduce the charging load based on priority, allowing optimal charging while avoiding overloads and demand charges.

“As more EVs penetrate the grid, this program will serve as a blueprint for scaling electric fleets sustainably,” said Brett Hauser, CEO of Greenlots. “We look forward to helping LAPD realize its clean fleet goals, by enabling high-density charging infrastructure with advanced energy management systems.”

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This is all part of the Los Angeles Sustainable City pLAn, which calls for 50% of all new light-duty fleet vehicles to be EVs, a guideline that will increase to 80% by 2025.

“We should be thinking green in everything we do – and these new EVs show how local government can lead,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Our sustainability plan pushes LA to speed adoption of greener practices and technologies, which also save money and resources.”

 

Source: Greenlots