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Ford to build new hybrid police cars at Southeast Side plant

Ford to build new hybrid police cars at Southeast Side plant

Ford's plans to roll out two hybrid police vehicles will bring new production — and perhaps renovation — to its venerable assembly plant on Chicago's Southeast Side.

The automaker announced this week that one of two "pursuit-rated" police hybrids will be built at the Torrence Avenue plant, Ford's oldest in continuous operation. The second vehicle will be built elsewhere but will also find its way to Chicago to be "upfitted" for police duty at an adjacent facility.

The new hybrids will be in addition to the existing lines of police vehicles being produced at the plant, according to Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker. She declined to say when the new...

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