Ford is revolutionizing the industry with its alternative-energy vehicles, including the latest lineup of electric vehicles. Additionally, Ford has also provided police with cruisers for decades. Now, Ford has become the first brand to offer a pursuit-rated hybrid police car. These cars will first be introduced in New York and Los Angeles.
According to Ford, the company is spending more than $4.5 billion on 13 new hybrid-electric vehicles to be released over the new few years. These include an F-150, Mustang, Transit van, and more. The new police cruiser, called the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, will save thousands of dollars in fuel costs without sacrificing power.
“Electrifying our next generation of vehicles is core to our unwavering commitment to sustainability,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president. “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 latest Police Responder comes with an Atkinson-cycle 2.0liter engine and a powerful electric motor. This model has a lithium-ion battery system, and it can also operate in a battery-only mode when cruising at normal speeds. We at Olathe Ford can’t wait to see the latest hybrid designs to come out of Ford.