LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Division and Ford Motor Co. in the present day unveiled two new Ford Fusion hybrid pursuit-rated police automobiles meant to be used sooner or later.
Chief Charlie Beck was available outdoors police headquarters when the wraps have been faraway from the brand new Police Responders.
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Beck lamented the discontinuance a number of years in the past of the long-lasting Ford Crown Victoria, a mannequin that’s nonetheless in use by his division and lots of others.
“Hopefully, this turns into the subsequent iconic police car,” he stated.
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The particular Ford Fusions are constructed for patrol work with a 2.zero-liter, 4-cylinder fuel engine and electrical motor powered by a 1.four kilowatt lithium ion battery. The car can speed up from zero to 60 mph in 5.eight seconds and will get 38 miles to a gallon of gasoline, based on gadgetgestures.com.
LAPD officers haven’t stated how most of the automobiles the division will buy and when they’ll go into service.