Ford reveals first hybrid police car


In this photo taken on April 7, 2017, a prototype of the Ford Fusion police hybrid car sits along 11th Avenue in New York. (AP photo)

DEARBORN, MICHIGAN - The next time the cops chase you down for speeding, they could be driving a fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid.

Ford Motor Co, which sells more police cars in the United States than any other automaker, says it will offer a police pursuit version of the hybrid Fusion mid-sized sedan, in response to requests from cities nationwide.

The new car, with its 2-litre four-cylinder engine and 1.4 kilowatt lithium-ion battery, is expected to get 38 miles per gallon of gas in combined city-highway driving. That's 20 mpg more than Ford's current police car, the Taurus police interceptor.

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