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Month: April 2017

New Ford Police Responder Hybrid is First of Its Kind

New Ford Police Responder Hybrid is First of Its Kind

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.

Improving Fuel Economy

Improving Fuel Economy

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Improving fuel economy is not only great for the environment, but it can also save you money in the long run. That’s why we at Olathe Ford have compiled a list of the best ways to increase gas mileage, from changing your driving habits to regular service and maintenance. Read on to learn more about how you can up fuel efficiency.

According to How Stuff Works, one of the best things to do is slow down. Speeding can significantly decrease gas mileage, especially when travelling on the highway. In fact, many highway speed limits are set based on safety as well as efficiency standards, helping you to get the best performance. By slowing down, you’ll save more at the pump.

Next, maintain your vehicle. This include the basics like regular oil changes, alignment, and new tires. You can do some of this work yourself, like checking tire pressure every few months, but some things may require you to take your car in for a checkup. In fact, a yearly tune up can drastically improve fuel economy.

Finally, get a new car. The latest model year tends to have the latest technologies and tuned powertrains, offering the best fuel economy. You may also want to check out any one of the new hybrid vehicles available from Ford.