Ford Unveils Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Police Car

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Industry-first Police Responder Hybrid Sedan aims to save customers thousands in fuel costs.

Ford took the wraps off the industry’s first pursuit-rated hybrid police car, the all-new Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan. The company says this latest vehicle  is part of a USD $4.5 billion investment to make electric vehicles that give customers greater capability, productivity and performance—plus better fuel economy.

“Electrifying our next generation of vehicles is core to our unwavering commitment to sustainability,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford President, The Americas. “By being a leader in electrified vehicles, we remain committed to delivering cars, trucks and SUVs that are better not only for our customers, but for the environment and society as well.”

The Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is projected to provide EPA-estimated combined gas mileage of 38 miles per gallon (6.1 L/100 km)—more than twice that of today’s Police Interceptor with 3.7 L V6 with EPA-estimated 18 mpg (13 L/100 km) combined.

At idle, the onboard lithium-ion battery helps power the high electrical loads of a police vehicle, reducing engine run time and saving an estimated 0.27 gallons (1.0 L) of fuel per hour.

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