Performance for catching O.J. types in their white Bronco’s while saving municipalities thousands in fuel costs. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – April 10, 2017 The 2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is the industry’s first pursuit-rated hybrid police car. Ford has now introduced the second of 13 new electrified vehicles the company plans to introduce over the next five years. This one is a unique addition in that it is the industry’s first pursuit-rated hybrid police car. The all-new Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is part of a $4.5 billion investment in expansion to be an auto and a mobility company, including leading in electric and self-driving vehicles. An all-new fully electric small SUV is scheduled for 2020, engineered to deliver an EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles, to be sold in North America, Europe and Asia. Hybrid-powered self-driving vehicle designed for commercial mobility services, starting in slated for North America in 2021 A Hybrid version of best-selling F-150 pickup is scheduled for 2020 for both North America and the Middle East. The F-150 Hybrid will offer powerful towing and payload capacity, and will operate as a mobile generator tough enough to power a job site A Hybrid version of iconic Mustang that will deliver V8 power and even more low-end torque. Mustang Hybrid debuts in 2020 in North America, to start Transit Custom plug-in hybrid available in 2019 in Europe, engineered to help reduce operating costs in even the most congested streets Ford is at the forefront of electrified vehicle technology and improving costs on batteries and motors for hybrids (HEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and fully electric vehicles (BEVs) will make it less costly and easier to own. As the company focuses on vehicles that deliver improved performance, Ford expects sales of HEVs, PHEVs, and BEVs, to dramatically increase during the next decade. In fact, Ford predicts the auto industry will offer customers more hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles than gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 15 years. Police Cars Ford sells the most police vehicles in the United States, with a 63 percent market share. The company has been partnering with cities on custom law enforcement vehicles since the days of the Model T. The Police Responder Hybrid Sedan will help cities decrease emissions and offers the potential for significant fuel savings, both while driving and while idling. While driving, Ford’s patented hybrid technology is projected to provide EPA-estimated combined gas mileage of 38 miles per gallon – more than twice that of today’s Police Interceptor with 3.7L V6 with EPA-estimated 18 mpg combined. Actual mileage will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings are not yet available. While idling, the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan’s Li-Ion battery helps power the high electrical loads of a police vehicle, reducing engine run time and saving an estimated 0.27 gallons/hour. Police Responder Hybrid Sedan customers could see nearly $3,900 a year in potential fuel savings per vehicle relative to the Police Interceptor, if a police vehicle is driven 20,000 miles per year, runs two shifts per day, 365 days per year, idles 4.9 hours per 8-hour shift, and is fueled at an average gas price of $2.50/gallon. The Ford Police Responder online fuel calculator enables customers to determine how much they may potentially save. The new vehicle will be the first hybrid sedan with full pursuit capabilities. That means the car is certified by police agencies to be tough enough to handle police pursuits for longer periods at different speeds and over obstacles such as curbs and flooded intersections. The Police Responder Hybrid Sedan uses an efficient Atkinson-cycle 2.0L I4 with an electric motor fed by a Li-Ion traction battery. The hybrid is calibrated for law enforcement’s unique duty cycle and will run in battery-only mode up to 60 mph. The car automatically switches to maximum performance – with the engine and battery working at peak acceleration levels when needed. The Police Responder Hybrid Sedan can be ordered this spring and will be delivered to police departments nationwide next summer. This year, Ford also is testing a fleet of 20 Transit Connect hybrid taxi and van prototypes in demanding traffic conditions in New York and several other major U.S. cities. China and Europe Ford also is aggressively expanding its electric vehicle lineup in China. The company just announced that, by 2025, 70 percent of the vehicles it sells there will be electrified. In addition, Ford is introducing the Mondeo Energi plug-in hybrid and an all-new fully electric small SUV with projected EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles to customers in China. In January, Ford announced a multimillion-pound project designed to help improve air quality in London. Ford is providing 20 Transit Custom plug-in hybrid vehicles to a range of fleets to explore how these commercial vans can contribute to cleaner air targets, while boosting operator productivity in urban conditions. The project is supported financially by the U.K. government-funded Advanced Propulsion Center. Ford has a memorandum of understanding with several automakers in Europe to create an ultrafast charging network projected to be significantly faster than the most powerful charging system deployed today. An initial target of about 400 sites in Europe is planned. By 2020, consumers should have access to thousands of high-powered charging points. Ford also is piloting wireless technology on company electric cars in the United States and Europe to make recharging as easy as pulling into a parking spot, so drivers never forget to recharge. Wireless recharging extends electric-only range for short-distance commuters, even during quick stops. FordPass also can help consumers find charging stations.