The Ford Motor Company is the second largest U.S. automaker, but the largest seller of police vehicles.
Ford controls more than half the police vehicle market in the U.S., and has since at least 2014, the company told CNBC, citing IHS Data. The Ford Police Interceptor Utility, which is the police package version of the Ford Explorer SUV, accounts for a great deal of that.
In July, CEO Jim Hackett had to address concerns from his own employees about Ford's sales to police departments, at a time when law enforcement agencies around the country are under intense scrutiny and criticism.
Ford's fleet sales are a small share of the company's total business, but fleet sales provide a steady income for an automaker in an otherwise highly cyclical business.
Ford has been selling vehicles equipped with dedicated police packages to departments since 1950. And despite the controversy, some industry analysts don't think Ford is likely to abandon its police vehicle program any time soon.
UK weather: More hot weather on the way as temperatures set to soar as high as 36C later this week
More hot weather is on the way for large parts of the UK, with temperatures set to reach as high as 36C (96.8F) later this week.
Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said there will be a “warm spell across the UK”, with the highest temperatures “focused in the southeast of England”.
“At the minute and with high confidence, we are expecting 34C to 36C (93.2F to 96.8F) by Friday and Saturday,” Ms Diamond added.
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