‘Go Green’ has been a big push in Washington State for years now, and at least one law enforcement agency is actively joining the movement. The Washington State Patrol has announced that it is buying three 2020 Ford Interceptor hybrid SUVs at approximately $45,850 a pop. The purchase is the first of its kind for WSP. Will there be more?
The purchase of the hybrids is part of a pilot program to see how well the vehicles perform and evaluate any possible ‘green’ savings the vehicles may provide to the agency. Presumably, if successful, this purchase will only be the start of a WSP hybrid fleet on our Washington roadways.
It is anticipated that WSP will submit the order in the next week or so, and delivery of the vehicles should be in late December or early January. In light of the fact that it will probably take several months to install the police equipment necessary – lights, sirens and communication and/or radio gear – the vehicles should be on our roads sometime in April.
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