UK police keen to add new all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E to its fleet
It would be the first Mustang to be wrapped in the unmistakeable neon green and blue livery
Fresh from its display stand at the NEC, the Mustang Mach-E has already garnered the attention from several of the UK’s police forces looking to expand their fleet with electric-powered cars, as they search for greener solutions to the current products currently available to them.
Being fully-electric, introducing the Mach-E into the European market will speed up the UK’s journey to the ‘green industrial revolution’ by the year of 2030, when a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be mandated.
Having already been appraised by the Metropolitan Police, a number of other regional forces are requesting for a full evaluation of the marked concept – a standard range All-Wheel Drive Model would be the first available fleet vehicle for the forces.
Police-spec Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford Media EU
Following the initial testing phase, Ford has plans to offer an Extended Range model of the Mach-E, meaning that the cars would be able to travel further on a single charge. This will mean that capabilities and versatility would be greatly improved – both essential criteria for a well-rounded police vehicle.
Thanks to its electric powertrain, the Mach-E benefits from instant acceleration alike other electric vehicles on the market. Another reason to be afraid of this electrified Mustang is that it’s capable of 0-62mph in a mere 3.7 seconds, yet serving as “one of the most economical and environmentally-friendly” cars on their fleets.
Previously a scarce name on UK roads, the ‘Mustang’ nameplate would normally direct our imagination towards visions of a quintessentially American road trip, so there’s no doubt it will take some getting used to as a civilian car – let alone in the hands of UK police, who’ve been accustomed to mostly average blue-lighted vehicles for as long as I can remember.
Civilian-spec Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford Media EU
The Mustang Mach-E has already earned its share of the fame, having obtained a Guinness World Record for achieving “the lowest energy consumption on a journey in an electric car” – after clocking an impressive 379 miles between charges.
And as you’d expect, the police-spec Mach-E’s will be fitted with the finest equipment to assist with carrying out their duties, including bespoke mounting pods and brackets and LED lighting with very low power consumption to help reduce current draw from the vehicle’s 12V power system.
Depending on whether or not our police forces wish to add the Mach-E to their fleets, it’s a good idea to be on the lookout for civilian versions of the redesigned Mustang, which will will make their way to customers in the UK towards the end of this year.