From the first radio patrol cars, police have been pushing automotive technology. Here is a short history, in photos, of the police car.
2011 Ford Police Interceptor
Ford, which has dominated the police fleet market with its Crown Victoria, announced the replacement for that model. The new Police Interceptor is based on the Ford Taurus, and will be available next year.
Police cars have been marked by powerful engines, allowing for the pursuit of suspects, but as communities become more urbanized and oil grows scarce, officers may find themselves patrolling public spaces in electric vehicles.