DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ford Pro™ continues to help lead cities into an electrified, software-driven world with the introduction of America’s first electric pickup truck built specifically for law enforcement: the 2023 Ford F-150® lightning™ Per special service vehicle.
Ford has been providing law enforcement agencies with the vehicles they need to protect and serve communities for over 70 years. Currently, Ford Pro customers are more than 12,000 police departments across the country, and the range of police vehicles exceeds all other police vehicles combined1. The company attributes this success and customer loyalty to the automaker’s close working relationships with its customers, particularly the Ford Police Advisory Board.
“We are proud to offer America’s first electric police pickup truck to local government customers, who can leverage the truck’s breakthrough technology to improve their productivity,” said Nate Oscarson, Ford Pro National Government Sales Manager. “Pro Power Onboard can serve as a mobile power source2 To illuminate evening crash scenes on the highway, the electric powertrain helps potentially reduce fuel and scheduled maintenance costs3 and the Mega Power Frunk offers additional lockable storage in addition to the custom police add-ons that our customers have come to expect from the leader in police vehicles.”
A smart electric truck specially built for the police force
The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro SSV joins the well-known built Ford Tough® Power and performance, including available acceleration capabilities from 0-60mph in less than four seconds4with the vehicle’s high-tech electric platform and innovate with Ford Pro’s real-time software and support.
The F-150 Lightning Pro SSV is designed to meet departmental needs outside of pursuit situations, such as: B. providing assistance at an accident or crime scene, or the ability to allow departments to tow a boat or trailer. Specially designed features of F-150 Police Responder® contain:
Heavy-duty police-grade cloth seats with reduced bolsters to make holstered cops easier to get in and out of
Built-in steel fenders in the front seat backs.
Roof mounted LED warning lights available in Red/Blue, Yellow/White
An easy-to-install, reinforced upper dash tray for easy mounting of police equipment
Easy-to-clean vinyl rear seats and vinyl flooring
Standard features include:
- Inner: 12-inch digital cluster screen and 12-inch landscape touchscreen on center console
- Outside: Mega Power Frunk provides officers with 14.1 cubic feet of lockable forward cargo space and provides assemblers easy access to locate a 220 amp DC-DC power source
- Targeted performance and efficiency: 452 hp, 775 lb.-ft. of torque5, 7,700 pounds towing capacity6 and 2,235 maximum payload7 with a standard-range battery and 0-60 mph acceleration in under four seconds4, 580 hp, 775 lb.-ft. of torque5and 10,000-pound towing capacity6 with the range battery
- Technology: Intelligent range, SYNC® 4, wireless Ford Power Up software updates and Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology, including Automatic Emergency Braking and Blindspot Information System (BLIS®) with cross traffic warning8th
Accelerating productivity and sustainability with the Ford Pro platform
As part of the Ford Pro platform of connected vehicles, software and services, the goal of zero emissions is achieved9 The police truck is preconfigured to seamlessly connect to a department’s existing fleet of Ford and non-Ford ICE and battery electric vehicles, chargers and fleet management software. When shared, police departments can proactively control when vehicles are charged and serviced, potentially resulting in lower operational costs and improved uptime.
Ford Pro SSV customers also benefit from access to:
Available Ford E-Telematics™10 providing manufacturer information, insights and solutions to potential solutions for fuel management, vehicle health and more
Established network of more than 650 EV-certified Ford Commercial Vehicle Centers across the United States offering sales, service, financing and charging solutions, and 2,300 Ford EV-certified dealerships.
Advice on the installation and operation of charging stations, data management and digital services
Ford Pro™through its commercial lending arm FinSimple™offers municipalities flexible financing options for vehicles and for charging solutions including depot installation, hardware and software to support the transition to electrified fleets
Ford Pro’s Body Builder Advisory Service – a free resource with guides and the latest information on adding specialty tools and aftermarket equipment
More information on the 2023 F-150 Lightning, including range, will be released later this summer.
For more information on America’s first electric truck built specifically for law enforcement, visit www.ford.com/police-vehicles/ssv/.
1Based on new vehicle registration data from S&P Global Mobility, limited to government agencies and POL and SSV trim vehicles for full year 2021
2The maximum power consumption must not exceed the limits specified in the vehicle’s operating instructions. See Owner’s Manual for important operating instructions.
3Planned maintenance costs compared to a 2.7 liter EcoBoost® Gas model based on the recommended maintenance schedule as published in the owner’s manual. The analysis reflects Ford Motor Company’s standard methodology for calculating planned maintenance costs and data available in 2020.
4When equipped with available extended range battery. Ford test data is based on typical industry methodology using 1-foot. unroll. Your results may vary.
5Power and torque are independent attributes and cannot be achieved simultaneously. Based on manufacturer testing using computer engineering simulations. Calculated over the peak power of the trolling motor(s) at peak power of the battery. Your results may vary.
6Maximum towing capacity on Pro models with available extended range battery and max trailer tow package. Maximum towing capacity varies depending on load, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.
7Maximum payload with standard range battery and 18-inch wheels. See decal on door jamb for specific vehicle load capacity.
8thDriver assistance features are complementary and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See the user manual for details and limitations.
9Based on EPA tailpipe rating. Visit fueleconomy.gov for more information.
10Eligible vehicles receive a free three-year trial of E-Telematics services beginning on the New Vehicle Warranty Start Date. Requires modem activation. Terms and Conditions apply. Telematics services and features and access to vehicle data are dependent on the availability of a compatible AT&T network. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capabilities may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. After the three-year trial period, the E-Telematics service requires an annual service contract. Call 833-811-3673 to activate e-telematics service.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, dedicated to building a better world, where everyone can move freely and achieve their dreams. The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value combines existing strengths, new capabilities and ongoing relationships with customers to enrich those customers’ experiences and deepen those customers’ loyalty. Ford designs and delivers innovative, essential Ford trucks, sport utility vehicles, light commercial vehicles and passenger cars, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles and connected services. Additionally, Ford is building leadership positions in mobility solutions, including autonomous driving technology, and providing financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford employs around 182,000 people worldwide. For more information about the company, its products and Ford Credit, visit corporate.ford.com.
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