L.A. City Councilman Reyes Donates Vehicles to Three LAPD Divisions State-of-the-Art T3 Personal Mobility Vehicles Will Be on Display

February 10, 2009

A news conference regarding Councilman Reyes’ generous donation of six T3 Personal Mobility Vehicles to three divisions (Central, Northeast and Rampart) of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). This will be an excellent opportunity for visuals. The T3s will be on display and officers will be available to demonstrate their operation.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
9 a.m.  

Highland Adult Center
6152 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042      

District 1 Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes
LAPD Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz
Command Staff and/or Police Officers from Central, Northeast and Rampart Divisions
To acknowledge the donation of the vehicles, discuss their importance and demonstrate how they work.

The electrically powered vehicles accommodate one person at a time and are operated by drivers in a standing position.  They have a top speed of 25 miles per hour and enhance patrol efficiency by allowing officers to cover large areas in a short amount of time. They also improve visibility because drivers stand on a raised, eight-inch platform as they maneuver easily through crowds and tight spaces with the maximum stability of a three-wheel design.  

Unlike conventional motor vehicles and as part of the Department’s effort to utilize environmentally friendly technologies, the T3s have the added benefits of zero emissions and an operating cost of only 10 cents per day.

For further information, contact LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.