Ford Hybrid Police Vehicle Introduced
The all-New Ford Police Interceptor Utility is purpose-built for law enforcement.
Ford has introduced the all-new Police Interceptor Utility, the industry’s first pursuit-rated hybrid SUV.
The all-new Ford Police Interceptor Utility hybrid responds to calls from law enforcement agencies for improved performance with lower operating costs to help make the lives of law enforcement officers easier with improved pursuit performance and standard all-wheel drive – and save agencies and taxpayers money.
Its hybrid batteries are specially placed inside the vehicle so they do not compromise passenger or cargo space.
The all-new Police Interceptor Utility also reflects Ford’s plan to offer hybrid, plug-in hybrid or both versions for every new utility in North America.
While fuel economy certification isn’t complete, the Police Interceptor Utility hybrid is expected to have a projected EPA-estimated combined label of at least (US) 24 mpg – approximately 40 per cent improvement over the current 3.7-litre V6.
The all-new Ford Police Interceptor Utility hybrid is projected to accelerate faster, achieve a higher top speed and have at least 40 percent better fuel economy than the previous V6-powered model, helping catch suspected lawbreakers and reduce costs.
The new hybrid-powered Police Interceptor Utility also reduces engine idling time to save fuel when the vehicle is stationary.
They hybrid can power demanding electrical loads from lights, computers, radios and other equipment using its lithium-ion hybrid battery, allowing the gasoline engine to shut off and intermittently run to charge the battery.
The Police Interceptor Utility hybrid is calibrated for law enforcement’s unique duty cycle.
The utility automatically switches to maximum performance – with the engine and battery working at peak acceleration levels – when needed.
In addition to improved performance and no trade-offs in utility, cargo and passenger space, the Police Interceptor Utility features exclusive 75-mph rear impact protection for safety.
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