First the Police HEV and now a PHEV. Good stuff Ford! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Nov. 20, 2017 On the heels of its customized Police Fusion HEV offering, Ford is introducing an efficient Police/Municipal PHEV based off the Fusion Energi platform providing the same 21 miles of all-electric driving range. The Special Service PHEV Sedan is designed for police and fire chiefs, detectives, and other government personnel whose jobs don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle. The vehicle’s 3.3- kW onboard charger allows agencies to fully charge the 7.6 kWh traction battery in just 2.5 hours on a 240V Level2 charger. The Li-Ion battery can move the vehicle up to 21 miles on a single charge and up to 85 mph on battery power alone. Once the battery runs down, the vehicle is powered by its hybrid powerplant – with range surpassing 500 miles. The custom interior features heavy-duty cloth front seats with reduced bolsters, for officer comfort, and rear anti-stab plates, vinyl rear seating and flooring, a reinforced top tray for mounting equipment, metal console mounting plate, red and white task lighting in the overhead console, police engine-idle feature, unique alloy wheels and an auxiliary power distribution box in the trunk. Several options are available for the Special Service PHEV including a driver spot lamp, a trunk storage vault, trunk ventilation system, and a rear door control-disabling feature. A special dark-car feature turns off interior lighting and allows the dash cluster to be dimmed 100 percent for surveillance, and several emergency lighting packages like those found on other Ford police vehicles are also available. The new Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan joins two other Ford police vehicles revealed this year. The Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and F-150 Police Responder. Both completed testing conducted by Michigan State Police at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Michigan, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Customers will be able to order the Special Service PHEV in December with sales starting next summer.