Ford unveiled the police version of the EV truck, the F-150 Lightning Pro SSV.
Ford Reveals F-150 Lightning Pro SSV – Overview
When you hear anything, the first thing that comes to mind is a car since they are so good at what they do.
The Crown Vic is, without a doubt, the best police car.
But, of course, there have been other options available to police forces, such as police cruisers like the Dodge Charger Pursuit cars.
Here are the major highlights:
- Ford recently unveiled the F-150 Lightning Pro SSV, its first electric police vehicle, with the premise that it will help police agencies save money and operate more effectively.
- The SSV will include police-grade heavy-duty fabric seats with lower bolsters that allow cops to enter and exit the vehicle more readily as one of the features specifically developed for it.
- Regarding price or the start of sales and shipment of the SSV to police agencies around the United States, Ford has not yet provided any information.
Additionally, several departments are gravitating toward the versatility of trucks.
It will be fascinating to see how many municipalities will be early adopters of the electric car as a police vehicle.
They should be interested in the new police version of the F-150 Lightning, the Pro SSV (for Special Service Vehicle).
The Lightning SSV is not significantly different from the EV pickup on which it is based, which is also a relatively recent product.
The dash’s central 12.0-inch display is identical to the standard Lightning.
The standard-range battery’s 452 horsepower and the extended-range models’ 580 crime-fighting horses are the same for the entire portfolio.
The reported 4.0-second time to 60 mph, which would outperform all police cars except the Ford Mustang Mach-E police prototype tested by the Michigan State Police, which takes 40 seconds to reach that speed, is also shared with the regular Lightning.
Though exact data have not been confirmed, range estimates are believed to be comparable to the regular Lightning at 230 miles for the smaller pack and 320 miles for the larger.
The same “police-grade heavy-duty” fabric seats from the F-150 Police Responder will be included in the SSV, in addition to the anticipated steel “intrusion plates” in the front seatbacks and roof-mounted LED warning beacons.
And Ford emphasises that it will have Lightning’s Pro Power Onboard, which has received much attention and may be used as a transportable power source at accident scenes.