The Special Service Plug-in Hybrid Sedan is apparently not worthy of Ford's dubious 'pursuit' rating.
Ford has introduced its first plug-in hybrid vehicle for police departments and other government emergency fleets.
Based on the Fusion Energi, the new police car can drive on battery power alone for up to 21 miles. Alternatively, it can presumably support many hours of sitting and filling out paperwork without burning a single drop of fuel.
Ford says the Special Service Plug-in Hybrid Sedan is geared for police chiefs, detectives and other personnel who aren't on active patrol, as the PHEV is apparently not worthy of Ford's dubious 'pursuit' rating.
Engineers have added standard upfitting gear including a driver spot lamp, mounting plates, extra interior lighting and several emergency lighting packages, among other enforcement-focused modifications.
Ford has created an extensive range of vehicles for law-enforcement fleets, ranging from the popular Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility to the F-150 Police Responder and Transit Prisoner Transport.