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Ford unveil Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan

Ford's new plug-in hybrid vehicle is made just for police.

The automotive company have unveiled their new vehicle - which is particularly pitched for the emergency services and the government.

The vehicle's 7.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery lets this Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan travel up to 21 miles on one charge without using any gas. When the battery has run down, it can be powered using the gasoline-electric hybrid powerplant, where its range will surpass 500 miles.

Stephen Tyler, Ford police brand marketing manager, said: "This is the first Ford police vehicle that can potentially get through an entire shift using no gasoline whatsoever. Anyone can plug this in to any wall outlet to run gas- and emissions-free on battery-only operation."

It has a 3.3-kilowatt onboard charger, which can fully charge the 7.6-kilowatt-hour battery in just two and a half hours on a 240-volt, level-two charger but a regular 120-volt wall outlet will do the trick too.

The new Sedan also comes with a host of handy features for law enforcement officials including a driver spot lamp, a storage vault, a ventilation system for the truck and a rear door control-disabling feature. It also has a special dark-car feature, which turns off interior lighting and allows the dash to be dimmed 100 percent for when officers are undertaking surveillance.

The cloth seats are heavy-duty with reduced bolsters for comfort as well as rear anti-stab plates. It has vinyl rear seating and flooring and a reinforced top tray for mounting equipment, metal console mounting plate, red and white task lighting in the overhead console, police engine-idle feature and an auxiliary power distribution box in the trunk.

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