Michigan State Police begin testing Ford Mach-E Interceptors | Engadget

The next time you are pulled over in Michigan, it could be by a police officer in an electric SUV – at least if Ford has anything to say about it. The U.S. automaker is stepping up its Police Interceptor program, modifying existing models for use by law enforcement, usually with reinforced suspensions, brakes and extra horsepower.

The company sent the idea to law enforcement agencies in the UK, while the city of Ann Arbor, MI, already has two such vehicles on order. On Friday, Ford announced that it would soon deliver one of its Mustang Mach-E Interceptor prototypes – apparently based on the Mach-E GT variant – to the Michigan State Police, where it will actually be undergone. world tests to see if the EV can handle the harsh policing.

Ford hopes to “use the test programs as a benchmark while exploring targeted electric police vehicles in the future” as part of its $ 30 billion multi-year investment in electrical technology.

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