As many manufacturers pivot to full battery-electric vehicles, Ford is doubling down on hybrids. The company is now in its fourth generation of the tech that started with the 2005 Ford Escape. The new Escape Hybrid, which comes out in early 2020, will use everything the company has learned in the intervening 15 years. But today we’re checking out the new rear-drive-based, police-spec 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid Pursuit, which will be filling up your rearview mirrors soon. The Blue Oval has already convinced departments to order 1,100 of them, probably because of the savings. See, police officers spend about 60 percent of their time idling — waiting for you to crest that hill on the highway — meaning that a hybrid system that can run all the equipment without the engine running will save a ton of cash in gas. Ford figures about $3,500 per year (versus the outgoing 3.7-liter) when gas is $2.75 per gallon. Conveniently the Hybrid costs about that same amount over the non-hybrid Explorer Pursuit.