Ford just pulled the 2024 Ford Explorer Hybrid and Lincoln Aviator Hybrid from the market because it wants to focus its hybrid production capabilities on the Explorer Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid model.
“To meet continued strong demand for the Ford Police Interceptor Utility hybrid and other Ford hybrid vehicles, the 2024 model year Explorer will only be offered with the fuel efficient 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost, which offers up to an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined fuel economy, and the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6,” Ford spokesperson Mike Levine commented to Green Car Reports. “Those two engines account for the majority of Explorer sales.”’
Police departments like the hybrid model because the cars often sit idle for long periods. The lithium battery allows officers to power the accessories without having the engine run as much.