The blues are going green – with the help of Ford Motor Co.
A number of major U.S. law enforcement organizations have been considering ways to use cleaner, more efficient powertrain technologies – not necessarily because of a deep commitment to tackle global warming, but in the hopes of reducing hefty fuel costs. Keeping police cruisers on the road 24/7 isn’t light on the budget.
Working with various authorities, notably including the Los Angeles Police Department, Ford has come up with what it’s billing as a clean, lower-cost alternative: a hybrid version of its widely used Fusion Police Interceptor. Delivering an estimated 38 miles a gallon, Ford estimates each Police Responder Hybrid Sedan will save the typical police department almost $4,000 a year on fuel.