Check Out the All-New Ford Mustang Mach-E Patrol Car Joining the NYPD
The New York Police Department visited the New York International Auto Show to display their new patrol car, the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E. They have purchased 184 of the electric crossovers to make their fleet more eco-friendly with.
The automobiles on display in the Jacob K. Javits convention center had some modifications in comparison to the standard model. The Ford cars are based on the GT model which produces 480 horsepower, 600 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds. The NYPD vehicles have a steel roof rather than a panoramic one.
Furthermore, the vehicles are equipped with flashing lights on the roof and grille, which is a standard feature on NYPD cars. The doors and windows have ballistic panels and glass, while the rear has reflective material to keep officers visible. There is also a roof-mounted message board to show scrolling text.
Last September, the Michigan State Police took a Mustang Mach-E for assessment as a police car. Despite the fact that the electric car performed well on its tests, certain areas such as the dashboard and engine compartment were not found to be easily reachable, and these categories were rated much lower than other cars like the Chevy Tahoe, Dodge Charger and Durango, and Ford's own Explorer and F-150 models. Despite this, the NYPD is still interested in the Mach-E, the U.K. has expressed a desire for the car, and the city of Ann Arbor has ordered two of them. Furthermore, approval was granted by the NYPD to acquire up to 250 Tesla patrol cars, though no action has been taken yet. Now, the department is setting up charging stations at several of their sites in preparation for the car's arrival this summer.
A Department of Transportation spokesperson said: "The New York City Police Department has purchased 184 of the exclusive 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs. This is in response to a Department of Motor Vehicles rule that states that all vehicles produced after 1997 must have an EV or PHEV certification. The effort will put the NYPD on equal footing with other major cities that have already set up their own charging networks, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. The current goal is for NYPD to own about 10,000 EVs by the end of 2019. The purpose of this is to address concerns about the long-term environmental impact of diesel cars on infrastructure, air quality and the health of local residents. A second goal is to provide the department with a more environmentally-friendly alternative.
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