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The First Ever Ford Plug-In Hybrid Police Car Arrives in Grand Rapids Next Summer

December 8th, 2017


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Because public safety officials such as fire chiefs and detectives spend a considerable amount of their day driving around, Ford has added a New Plug-In Hybrid sedan to their municipal offerings. This gives organizations a way to cut down on fuel costs, and preserve the air quality of the communities they serve. This is a first-ever for Ford’s public service lineup, and will be available for pre-order very soon! You can get more details via an article from the Official Ford Media Center below:

Ford Launches Its First Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle For Police And Government Customers

Earlier this year, Ford revealed the world’s first-ever pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicle. Today, the company is giving law enforcement an even more efficient option with the reveal of a plug-in hybrid vehicle capable of driving up to 21 miles without a drop of gas.

The Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, the first plug-in hybrid police vehicle from Ford, is designed for police and fire chiefs, detectives, and other government personnel whose jobs don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle.

“This is the first Ford police vehicle that can potentially get through an entire shift using no gasoline whatsoever,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police brand marketing manager. “Anyone can plug this in to any wall outlet to run gas- and emissions-free on battery-only operation.”

The vehicle’s 3.3-kilowatt onboard charger allows agencies to fully charge the 7.6-kilowatt-hour battery in just 2.5 hours on a 240-volt, level-two charger. But Ford is confident most agencies won’t need anything more than a regular 120-volt wall outlet to recharge. The lithium-ion battery can move the vehicle up to 21 miles on a single charge and up to 85 mph on battery power alone. Once the battery runs down, the vehicle is powered by its gasoline-electric hybrid powerplant – with a range surpassing 500 miles – eliminating any concerns of range anxiety typically associated with battery-only electrics.

Customers will be able to order the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan in December with sales starting next summer.

You can read the full article by visiting Media.Ford.Com.


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Borgman Ford is your home for high-quality and fuel-efficient Ford vehicles in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. If you’re looking to cut down on your fuel usage and emissions, visit our showroom today and check out our full lineup of Ford EcoBoost Cars, Trucks, and SUVs, or go a step further and browse our Hybrid and Electric options.

If you are a purchaser for a West Michigan Public Safety Organization and would like to learn more about the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, please feel free to Contact Our Ford Commercial Vehicle Center. Our highly knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you. Come see why we’re the Best in the West!


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