Chief Charlie Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department unveiled the world's first pursuit-rated hybrid patrol car alongside Ford Motor Company representatives Monday morning.
The Ford Fusion Police Responders carry 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gas engines and electric motors powered by a 1.4 kilowatt lithium ion battery. They can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and boast 38 miles per gallon of gasoline. Additional upgrades include seats designed to accommodate officers wearing a duty belt, "anti-stab" plates that prevent officers from being injured by sharp objects from the backseat, and high performance tires for intense driving.
Annenberg Media's Beverly Pham finds out more on how the LAPD is investing in the future of transportation.