Dearborn automaker Ford Motor Co. today announced the second of 13 new electrified vehicles the company plans to introduce in the next five years. The industry’s first pursuit-rated hybrid public safety vehicle, the new Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, is part of a $4.5- billion investment Ford is making in new electric vehicles.
The plans are part of Ford’s evolution to being an automotive and mobility company, including leading in self-driving and electric vehicles, and new mobility solutions.
The company also has other innovations planned, including a fully electric small SUV to be sold in North America, Europe, and Asia; hybrid-powered self-driving vehicles designed for commercial mobility systems; and hybrid versions of the F-150 and Mustang, to be released by 2020.
“Electrifying our next generation of vehicles is core to our unwavering commitment to sustainability,” says Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas. “By being a leader in electrified vehicles, we remain committed to delivering cars, trucks, and SUVs that are better not only for our customers, but for the environment and society as well.”
The Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan will debut in Los Angeles and New York, and the company also plans to deliver another new hybrid police vehicle for North America.
Ford predicts the auto industry will offer customers more hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and fully electric vehicles than gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 15 years.