Zero Motorcycles LAPD
Sgt. Ron Alberca (Courtesy: Los Angeles Police Department)

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is going electric.

The LAPD announced Monday that it has purchased the new Zero MMX police/military motorcycle from electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles to add to the department’s patrol fleet.

Powered by the 100 percent electric Z-Force motor, the Zero MMX was developed to meet the specific requirements of military, law enforcement and security agencies. After extensive testing, the LAPD chose Zero Motorcycles for their stealth, low cost of operation, maintenance-free powertrain and minimal environmental impact.

“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,” reports Officer Steve Carbajal of the LAPD Off-Road Unit said. “Most importantly, our officers have an added tactical advantage while on patrol.”

Zero Motorcycle’s police fleet is designed exclusively for law enforcement as a cost effective means to patrol a wide variety of terrain and excel in areas with noise and pollution limitations, including indoors. They can be customized with pursuit emergency lighting and sirens, safety components, and plenty of functional storage options to carry gear, patrol items, and emergency medical equipment.

Motorcycles are currently available for a three-day evaluation program. For more information on Zero Motorcycle and applications, please visit

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