The Ford Pro all-electric police pilot vehicle based on the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV just became the first all-electric vehicle to pass the rigorous Michigan State Police 2022 model year evaluation in the United States.
Tests that the Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV had to endure included acceleration, top speed, braking, high-speed pursuit, as well as emergency response handling characteristics.
The Michigan State Police is one of two law enforcement agencies that annually test new model year police vehicles and publish the results for use by agencies nationwide.
“The fact that the Mustang Mach-E successfully stood up to the grueling Michigan State Police evaluation demonstrates that Ford can build electric vehicles that are capable, tough and reliable enough for even the most challenging jobs,” said Ted Cannis, CEO of Ford Pro.
“We understand the needs of our commercial customers and are committed to unlocking new electrification opportunities for them.”
Ford Pro submitted the all-electric police pilot vehicle for testing in the Michigan State Police 2022 model year evaluation Sept. 18 and Sept. 20.
The Michigan State Police will publish results for vehicles tested on its website later in the fall.
The all-electric Mustang Mach-E – with a targeted pure-electric driving range of up to more than 595 km according to the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) – is one of 18 new electrified vehicles the company is introducing globally before the end of 2021.
What we love the most about the Mustang Mach-E is that it comes with the ‘Intelligent Range’ feature to help more accurately predict how much range drivers have left, becoming more precise over time.
The Intelligent Range function can accurately estimate how much range the all-electric SUV has left, helping reduce anxiety about when and where customers can re-charge.
It will calculate range based on past driver behaviour and forecasted weather conditions – taking advantage of the cloud to predict how much energy will be used in future driving.
The vehicle battery system also reports how much energy is available, while the powertrain module tracks how much energy is being used.