Any Ford Mustang police car is sure to turn heads, but this one is a little different.
A Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV pilot has become the first electric car to tick off the Michigan State Police force’s 2022 model year evaluation – meaning it jumped the requisite hoops to become a squad car.
Testing apparently included acceleration, top speed, braking and high-speed pursuit, as well as “emergency response handling characteristics”.
Michigan State Police is one of two law enforcement agencies Stateside that annually test new model year police vehicles and publish the results. Agencies nationwide refer to it.
“The fact that the Mustang Mach-E successfully stood up to the gruelling 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 Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis.
“We understand the needs of our commercial customers and are committed to unlocking new electrification opportunities for them.”
The 2022 report isn’t due to be revealed in full for another few weeks, but here’s the most recent report from last year. They’re quite extensive tests.
The top-of-the-tree Mustang Mach-Es have 490km of range on the US EPA test protocol, while the GT can hit 100km/h from a standstill in 3.5 seconds.