Ford unveils electric truck purpose-built for police
By Becky Schultz01 August 2022
Ford Pro has launched what it describes as America’s first electric pickup truck purpose-built for police applications. The 2023 Ford F-150 Lighting Pro Special Service Vehicle (SSV) features 452 hp, 775 lb.-ft. of torque, a 7,700-lb. towing capacity and a 2,235-lb. maximum payload with the standard-range battery, or a sub-four-second 0-60 mph acceleration, 580 hp, 775 lb.-ft. of torque and 10,000-lb. towing capability with the extended-range battery
The zero-emissions truck combines benefits of an electric powertrain with law enforcement-specific interior features of the F-150 Police Responder, including:
- Police-grade heavy-duty cloth seats with reduced bolsters to help holstered officers enter and exit the vehicle more easily.
- Built-in steel intrusion plates in the front seatbacks.
- Available red/blue, amber/white roof-mounted LED warning beacons.
- An upfit-friendly reinforced instrument panel top tray for easy mounting of police equipment.
- Easy to clean vinyl rear seats and vinyl flooring.
Standard features include:
- a 12-in. digital cluster screen and 12-in. landscape-style touchscreen on the center stack.
- Mega Power Frunk with 14.1 cu. ft. of lockable cargo area in the front and easy access for upfitters to locate a 220-amp DC-DC power source.
- Intelligent Range, SYNC 4, over-the-air Ford Power Up software updates and Co-Pilot360 technology, including Automatic Emergency Braking and Blindspot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert.
The F-150 Lighting Pro SSV comes pre-configured to seamlessly connect to a department’s existing fleet of Ford and non-Ford internal combustion engine and battery-electric vehicles, chargers and fleet management software, according to the company. When used together, police departments can proactively manage when vehicles are charged and serviced.
“We’re proud to offer America’s first electric police pickup truck to local government customers who can use the truck’s game-changing technology to help improve their productivity,” said Nate Oscarson, Ford Pro national government sales manager. “Pro Power Onboard can serve as a mobile power source to light up evening accident scenes on the highway, the electric powertrain helps to potentially reduce costs associated with fuel and scheduled maintenance needs and the Mega Power Frunk provides extra lockable storage on top of purpose-built police additions our customers have come to expect from the leader in police vehicles.”