Ford Wants To Silence Electric Police Cars
Automakers will soon be required to make sure their hybrid and all-electric vehicles make some noise when cruising under 19 miles per hour. But Ford is hoping to get an exemption to the rule for the police cruises it makes, according to Jalopnik.
Ford told the government it plans to comply with the rule, but wanted to know if it was possible to give law enforcement an “off switch.” Ford has created specific safety features for its law enforcement vehicles in the past, and it outfits these cars and SUVs in special ways so that they’re better suited for the needs of police or security services around the country.
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