Again in 2016, Ford fitted out a particular F-150 truck for serve-and-protect obligation as a police service car. Now the corporate has finished one thing related with the brand new all-electric model of the pickup, which has been dubbed the F-150 Lightning Professional SSV.
Ford notes that it has provided police departments with automobiles for greater than 70 years, with its police car lineup truly outselling these provided by all of its mixed rivals.
The newest addition to its lineup, the 2023 F-150 Lightning Professional Particular Service Car (or SSV for brief), basically combines the all-electric model of America’s best-selling truck with the most recent era of the special-edition combustion-engine Police Responder talked about within the opener.
Ford says that in normal battery configuration, the electrical drivetrain produces 452 hp (337 kW) together with 775 lb.ft (1,050 Nm) of torque, payload capability of as much as 2,235 lb (1,013 kg) is feasible and the e-truck is able to towing 7,700 lb (~3,490 kg). With an prolonged battery possibility cooked in, the horsepower will get a bump to 580 and the towing functionality to 10,000 lb.
Inside, officers will discover a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, plus a 12-inch touchscreen in panorama orientation above the blocky middle console. Ford’s Co-Pilot360 driver help package deal is included too, which presents things like auto emergency braking and assist with blindspots.
The car retains the identical four-door SuperCrew configuration as the usual F-150 Lighting, however comes fitted with heavy obligation fabric seats with diminished bolsters in order that personnel can get out and in with ease, and easy-clean vinyl rear seats and flooring. Metal intrusion plates have been constructed into the entrance seatbacks for defense, and there is a strengthened instrument panel high tray that is prepared for aftermarket police tools.
Although the SSV hasn’t been designed for high-speed pursuit, it is nonetheless fairly fast off the mark with a standstill to 60 mph (0 – 96.5 km/h) dash time of underneath 4 seconds (within the prolonged battery configuration) – and highly effective roof-mounted crimson/blue/white LED flashers can be found to warn different street customers and pedestrians to get out of the way in which.
The lockable and washable 14.1-cu-ft (0.39-cu-m) “Mega Energy Frunk” can be utilized to stow hi-viz vests, visitors cones, toolkits and police tape, and consists of 120-V Energy Onboard shops to fulfill varied cellular wants, plus USB ports. The car additionally comes with a 220-amp DC-DC converter for powering police radios, computer systems, lighting and so forth.
Ford additionally says that entry to its Professional platform implies that the SSV may be seamlessly related to an present fleet of electrical and ICE automobiles (together with non-Ford fashions), and fleet administration software program. And the SSV additionally provides things like Ford E-Telematics and entry too greater than 650 EV-certified Ford Business Car Facilities throughout the US.
Ford hasn’t launched pricing or availability info for the 2023 F-150 Lightning Professional, and even particulars like per-charge vary, however says that such issues will observe later.