Model year assessments by the Michigan Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office are the criteria for hiring police vehicles from law enforcement agencies across the United States.
The evaluation items consist of acceleration, maximum speed, braking, high-speed tracking, emergency response processing, etc., and the Mustang Mach-E used in this evaluation has suspension, brakes, output, etc. from the commercial version in order to comply with the regulations.
“The fact that the Mustang Mach-E has passed the performance rating is a tough and reliable electricity that Ford can handle even the most difficult applications,” said Ted Canis, CEO of Ford’s commercial vehicle division Ford Pro. “It proves that we can make a car.”
Ford provides about two-thirds of all police vehicles in the United States, and police cars are an important source of revenue. Using these results as a benchmark, Ford is considering building a “dedicated electric police vehicle” in the future and has pledged to invest $30 billion in electric vehicle technology.
The fact that electric vehicles have passed the evaluation as a police vehicle that requires higher rigidity and running performance than commercial vehicles means that electric vehicles already have the same ability as engine vehicles, and even in the field of “working cars”.
We can see that the shift to electric vehicles is steadily progressing. The shift of police vehicles to electric vehicles is also likely to be an effective way for government agencies to reduce fossil fuel use and CO2 emissions.
The #MustangMachE just became the first all-electric vehicle to pass the rigorous vehicle evaluation tests by the Michigan State Police. Another real-world application for EVs to help law enforcement agencies reduce their fuel usage and CO2 emissions, plus it’s freaking FAST. pic.twitter.com/vZSXDqc2xU
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) September 24, 2021
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