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Ford plug-in hybrid police car debuts

The Ford Fusion Energi gets dressed up as the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan for police and government officials.


The Ford Police Interceptors had the quickest lap times and sprints to 60 miles per hour in the latest round of tests of vehicles by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and the Michigan State Police.


Ford is announcing six separate recalls for a variety of issues affecting a dozen models and a total of 100,610 vehicles in North America. However, according to Ford spokesperson Kelli Felker, "None of them have caused accidents or injuries." Half of them cover fewer than 1,000 cars.


Ford has begun producing the company's two new Police Interceptor models. According to Ward's Auto, both the Taurus and Explorer-based cruisers are rolling off of the line at the automaker's Chicago Assembly Plant. All told, the sedan variant has accounted for around 60 percent of orders so far. Currently, the law enforcement market is Ford's to lose: Dearborn has controlled up to 70 percent of police car sales in the U.S. with its now defunct Crown Victoria in the past, but General Motors has m


Oh, how far things have come. NASCAR, as you may have heard, traces its roots back to moonshiners trying to outrun police cars. Now it'll be the stock cars chasing after the police when NASCAR rounds out the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Ford is showing off at least two major high-powered concept cars at next weeks Detroit Auto Show, both based on stretched versions the Ford Mustang platform. The Ford Interceptor and Lincoln MKR both have engines with 400+hp engines, a 5.0L twin-cam V-8 in the Interceptor and a twin-turbo 3.5L V-6 in the MKR. The reason these two cars are here on this page is because both are flex-fuel capable, being able to run on any mix of gas or ethanol up to E85. Green machines, no?