One yr in the past, Ford unveiled the F-150 Lightning Professional SSV (Particular Service Automobile) that includes some key modifications and gear for regulation enforcement use.
On the time, the automaker known as it “America’s first electrical pickup truck purpose-built for police,” because of distinctive options borrowed from the F-150 Police Responder.
Now, it seems to be like Ford’s first electrical police vehicles are starting to report back to responsibility throughout the US. One such car has been put into service final week by the Claremont, New Hampshire police division.
The Ford F-150 Lightning Professional SSV was donated to the division by Ford of Claremont, together with the emergency lights and charging station gear, in line with an announcement made by the division on its Fb web page.
In line with Authorities Fleet (by way of Electrek), the donation was from Christian Gomes, a former NYPD police officer who’s now vendor principal at Ford of Claremont. This was his fourth car donation.
Ford informed the publication the F-150 Lightning Professional SSV delivered to Claremont PD is among the first Ford all-electric police vehicles to reach in New Hampshire and among the many first within the Northeast. In line with the Ford consultant, orders positioned by regulation enforcement companies and municipalities are delivered as early as three months if positioned now.
As a reminder, the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Professional SSV options a number of modifications that permit it for use as a police car. On the surface, these embrace the plain police livery and emergency lights – not but put in on Claremont PD’s F-150 – with Ford additionally providing a ram bar.
Inside, Ford’s police truck will get a strengthened instrument panel prime tray that gear may be secured to, particular seats lined in a heavy-duty material materials and that includes smaller aspect bolsters with a view to permit for simpler entry and exit for cops, and metal intrusion plates on the seat backs with a view to shield them from the rear compartment. Talking of the latter, it options easy-to-clean vinyl rear seats and flooring.
The Ford F-150 Lightning Professional SSV may be had with both the usual 98-kilowatt-hour battery pack providing 240 miles of vary or the 320-mile prolonged vary 131-kWh pack.
With the bigger battery, energy is bumped from the usual 462 horsepower to 580 horsepower, decreasing the claimed 0-60 mph time to below 4 seconds.