Ford releases its first plug-in hybrid police vehicle

Earlier this year Ford released a hybrid police vehicle based on the Ford Fusion and now Ford has introduced a plug-in hybrid version. The Special Service Plug-in Hybrid Sedan can travel up to 21 miles in electric mode.

Ford says that the Special Service Plug-in Hybrid Sedan is designed specifically for police and fire chiefs, detectives, and other government personnel whose jobs don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle.

“This is the first Ford police vehicle that can potentially get through an entire shift using no gasoline whatsoever,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police brand marketing manager. “Anyone can plug this in to any wall outlet to run gas- and emissions-free on battery-only operation.”

A 3.3-kilowatt onboard charger allows agencies to fully charge the 7.6-kilowatt-hour battery in just 2.5 hours on a 240-volt, level-two charger. Once the battery is depleted, the vehicle still has a driving range over 500 miles.

Source: Ford

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