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Waterloo Regional Police Service launches its first hybrid cruisers


July 29, 2020
By Staff
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The Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) has unveiled its first hybrid cruisers, as the service announced it moves towards green technologies.

WRPS purchased eight 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid vehicles as part of a pilot project.

“Our investment in hybrid cruisers will not only benefit our environment, but will have a valuable impact on cost savings,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “Hybrid vehicle technology will allow us to reduce idling time and, in tandem with the launch of our new idling policy, we aim to reduce idling by our members across the service using gas powered vehicles.”

So far, three of the hybrid cruisers have been deployed to Central, North and South divisions.

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The hybrid cruisers are estimated to save approximately $4,000 per year in fuel costs.