The City of Newport News has placed its first marked Ford Hybrid Police Utility Interceptor into service.
In total the City of Newport News has purchased 28 hybrid units for Police, Sheriff, and Park Rangers. The police specific hybrid powertrain option cost the City $3,106 per vehicle and it comes with an 8 year 100,000 mile hybrid powertrain warranty. The investment is expected to save $12,000 in fuel over the life of the vehicle and improve the lifespan of braking components. The fuel savings was calculated using Ford’s online savings calculator or AFLEET that can be customized with customer specific operational data.