All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E to Join Michigan Police Force
According to a recent report by CarBuzz, the upcoming all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E has officially joined the Ann Arbor Police Department’s Michigan fleet. This entirely gasoline-free vehicle will now join the Ford Police Interceptor Utility (based on the Ford Explorer) in fighting crime.
Last month, the Ann Arbor City Council approved the purchase of two all-new 2021 Mustang Mach-E police SUVs at the cost of $93,000. In addition, the Ann Arbor sustainability office is also putting $30,549 toward the purchases. Level 2 chargers will also be installed for an extra $5,000.
The Ann Arbor Police decided that the Mach-E’s all-wheel drive variant would be the one to best suit their needs, as frequent winter driving is a guarantee that far north. With the all-wheel drivetrain installed, the standard range of the Mach-E offers an EPA-estimated 210 miles on just a single charge. Extended range versions can last up to 270 miles.
Ann Arbor’s Mustang Mach-E police SUVs are expected to arrive later this year. They will replace two combustion-powered police vehicles, which came with contracts stating they needed to be replaced either every six years, or every 80,000 miles.
As of yet, no official photos for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E police SUV have been released, but concept artist Aksyonov Nikita has already come up with a great rendering, pictured above.
These vehicles are likely to share the same black and blue scheme as the Ford Police Interceptor Utility that is currently used by the AAPD. Of course, an aggressive grille guard and flashing blue and red lights are expected as well.
Adding electric vehicle’s to the police force is simply the next logical step in the evolution of utility vehicles, especially since the city of Ann Arbor is already making a big push for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; part of their efforts to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2030. As many as 100 new EV charging stations will be installed in the city this year, four of which will be rapid chargers.
"The Mach-E is an all-electric, small crossover vehicle that is new on the market. As a fully electric vehicle, this purchase is consistent with many of the city's established sustainability efforts including the Green Fleets Policy and the A2Zero Plan," said Ann Arbor's city fleet manager, Matt Kulhanek.
While the police SUV version of the upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E may not be available to the public, you can still get your hands on this incredible all-electric ride. To learn more, simply click here, or contact Winner Ford in Cherry Hill online, by phone, or in-person for more information.