Ford is putting ever-greater emphasis on hybrid and electric vehicles: in the next five years, the company plans on launching 13 new models around the world. One of them is the Ford Police Responder Hybrid car.
The new vehicle is expected to be ready next summer, and according to Ford it will consume half as much fuel as the current Police Interceptor model with its 3.7L V6 engine. Such substantial fuel savings are not surprising when you consider how much time patrol cars spend simply idling.
Ever since way back in the heyday of the Model T, Ford has worked with cities to provide them with police vehicles, either derived from production models or specially designed. Mainline, Galaxie, Mustang, Crown Vic, Taurus, Interceptor… all names well-known to police forces.
In conjunction with the pending arrival of the new Police Responder Hybrid, Ford has produced a video taking viewers back through the evolution of the company’s police cars, from 1950 to the present day. Do you have a favourite?