At last week’s New York Auto Show, Ford debuted its Responder Hybrid, the “first pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicle.” The model employs a 2.0 liter Atkinson engine alongside an 88 kW motor and 7.6kWh battery. The Responder Hybrid also has law enforcement-specific features including heavy duty versions of its tires, brakes, suspension, and cooling system.
The Responder Hybrid will be produced alongside a Special Service PHEV sedan. The latter model is intended for “plain-clothes” law enforcement, and is not pursuit rated. Rather, the car is meant for other specialized uses, with a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery offering up to 33.8 km of all electric range. Read more.