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2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility with Hybrid Powertrain

Ford says that with its fuel savings and reduced cost of maintenance the 2020 PI Utility hybrid will pay back the additional cost of the hybrid powertrain in two years.

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The Hybrid Patrol Car

Ford's all-new Police Responder Hybrid Sedan will be the first pursuit-rated hybrid vehicle and was designed for urban or local patrol work.

Ford Adds 3.7-Liter Engine To Police Interceptor Sedan

Ford has upgraded its 2013 Police Interceptor sedan, by adding the 3.7-liter V-6 variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) engine previously available only on the Police Interceptor Utility.

N.C. Agency Saves on Fuel Costs With Idle Reduction System, Propane Vehicles

The Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department has saved more than $22,000 through the use of propane autogas in 20 vehicles, and it expects savings of $63,000 through the use of Energy Xtreme Battery Systems anti-idling devices on 29 vehicles.

Ore. Sheriff Tests Fuel-Saving Device

The Douglas County (Ore.) Sheriff's Department is testing a device called a Smart Emissions Reducer on its vehicles in order to save money on fuel and cut emissions.

Mass. Agency Chooses Chevy Caprice for Duty

Starting this fall, the look of police cruisers in Lowell, Mass., will begin to change dramatically as the department begins buying 2013 Chevrolet Caprice police-patrol vehicles now that the ubiquitous Ford Crown Victoria is out of production.

S.C. Agency Wants Officers To Pay To Fill Up

If City Manager Nolan Wiggins gets his way, Abbeville, S.C., Police officers who live outside the city limits will be required to pay for fuel used outside the city limits.

Austin to Install Anti-Idling Tech in Patrol Vehicles

Austin city officials have approved a 36-month supply contract with Energy Xtreme LLC to purchase, integrate, test, and maintain an anti-idling/alternate power system for 80 police vehicles.

Should Patrol Cars Be More Fuel Efficient?

Without releasing specific mpg ratings for its new patrol vehicles, the company announced the sedan would offer a 20% improvement on fuel usage over the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

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Saving Green by Going Green

"We are all looking to reduce future costs," says Chief Robert Stewart of the Cotati (Calif.) Police Department, whose department sought to save money by reducing its energy use with a new police facility. While green features added $700,000 to the project's final tab, Stewart expects a rapid return on the investment in reduced energy costs.

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