The agency plans to test the battery-electric Zero DSP motorcycle, the four-wheel-drive Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, and the refreshed Dodge Charger Pursuit in addition to existing models, the agency has announced.
The sheriff's department will test 14 four-wheeled vehicles including the AWD 3.7L Ford Police Interceptor sedan; V-6 Chevrolet Caprice PPV; V-6 Charger Pursuit; FWD 3.5L Ford P.I. sedan; Chevrolet Impala Limited; AWD V-8 Charger Pursuit; AWD EcoBoost Ford P.I. sedan; V-8 Caprice PPV; AWD EcoBoost Ford P.I. Utility; V-8 Charger Pursuit; RWD Tahoe PPV; AWD 3.7L Ford P.I. Utility; V-6 Charger Pursuit; and 4WD Tahoe PPV.
The agency will also test nine motorcycles, including the Honda ST1300P; BMW R1200RT-P; Moto Guzzi Norge; Harley Davidson FLHP (Road King); Victory Commander I; Harley Davidson FLHTP (Electra Glide); Moto Guzzi California 1400; H-D FLHTP Electra Special; and Zero DSP.
The bulk of the vehicle testing has been scheduled for Oct. 14-16 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors will host ride-and-drive events. For more info, contact the agency's communication and fleet management bureau at (323) 881-3982.