First Fusion-based cop car offers 38 mpg combined
As specified that the Ford’s dominance in position vehicle market, there has been no surprise in making the first Hybrid police vehicle that is coming from Dearborn. Based on the Ford Fusion Hybrid the new Ford Police Responder Hybrid will be unveiling at the 2017 New York auto show and promises a combined EPA rating of 38 mpg and will run in battery-only mode and speeds up to 60 mph.
As Ford expects that Police Responder Hybrid will be the first hybrid to receive pursuit certification and believes that it will save departments at $3,877 per car in fuel costs per year based upon the fuel cost of $2.50 per gallon versus a traditional police car, a Taurus-based Police Interceptor. The police duty cycle, which mostly include in lots of idling and stop-and-go driving is one which well-suited for a hybrid powertrain, so these savings must not be terribly overstated. The Hybrid vehicles usage for police duties will obviously reduce emission as well in which environmentally conscious city leaders will see it positively.
Charlie Beck said “Our mission to create healthy and safe communities in Los Angeles is now achieved with sustainable approaches in community policing and that which is included with embracing new technologies,”
Powering the Police Responder Hybrid with 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder bred to an electric motor. In the Fusion Hybrid is on which is rated at 42 mpg combined and the engine makes 141 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque and with combined system power is 188 hp.
Police Responder Hybrid will give order to Ford later this spring and deliveries will begin form next summer.
Moreover, Ford will be promising to launch another hybrid police vehicle in future as a part of its $4.5 billion to invest in electric and hybrid vehicles.