New York City Police Department (NYPD) reported about the next novelty in the fleet of official vehicles. The course taken in 2020 to operate environmentally friendly vehicles continues to be embodied in the form of purchases of batches of new electric vehicles. The Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover was the latest electric-powered patrol vehicle, unveiled as the official vehicle of the New York City Police Department as part of the ongoing New York International Auto Show.
The police officers chose a pre-finished version of the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT with a 480-horsepower twin-engine powertrain with 860 Newton-meters of torque and all-wheel drive as their official vehicle. The 98.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack provides about 430 kilometers of range without recharging.
The NYPD’s autonomy is less than that of the civilian version of the Ford crossover due to the installation of additional equipment (flashing beacons, computer and radio station in the cabin, protective elements, including armored panels in the front doors) and the increased weight for this reason.
Otherwise, the Mustang Mach-E GT does not differ from the standard electric car, except for the distinctive blue-and-white livery. In 2022, at least a hundred Ford Mustang Mach-E electric cars will be added to the NYPD’s fleet of service vehicles. They will join cars with internal combustion engines, as well as other electric vehicles (such as Tesla’s Model S and Model 3) and hybrids already in use by police officers in the U.S. metropolis.