Ford announces F-150 electric pickup for police use

Ford announces F-150 electric pickup for police use


In short: Ford has launched its first electric vehicle for the police force. The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle (SSV) features a variety of upgrades over the standard F-150 utility vehicle, including heavy-duty cloth seats with lowered bolts for easy entry and exit. , built-in metal intrusion. plates on the front seats, rear seats and vinyl floor coverings that are easy to clean and optional LED headlights mounted on the roof.

They will be pre-configured to easily connect to an existing fleet of internal combustion and battery electric vehicles, chargers and fleet management software. This should allow the department to carefully manage when vehicles are loaded and serviced to reduce operating costs and improve uptime.

Ford is targeting 452 horsepower, 775 lb-ft. of torque and a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds with the standard battery option. With the Extended Range Battery and Max Tow Package, the Pro SSV makes 580 horsepower and 775 lb-ft. of torque with an acceleration rating of under four seconds from 0 to 60 mph and a towing capacity of 10,000 lbs. This will allow the service to easily tow heavy objects such as trailers or boats.

The front trunk (where the engine would normally sit) is now a 14.1-cubic-foot collapsible area for carrying additional equipment such as first-aid kits, ratchet straps and potentially high-powered weapons.

The truck will also have a 220A DC-DC converter to support computers, radios, lights, etc. Pro Power Onboard outlets provide additional power for accessories as needed, such as built-in USB ports.

Other standard equipment includes a 12-inch digital cluster display, a 12-inch touchscreen and a reinforced dash-top tray for mounting police equipment.

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Ford Pro customers include more than 12,000 police departments across the country. Indeed, Ford has a long history of supplying cars to the police, and the legendary Crown Victoria is perhaps the best known.

Ford said it will release more information about the 2023 F-150 Electric, including range estimates later this summer. No word yet on possible availability or pricing.