The NYPD Will Soon Have 100 Mustang Mach-E Police Cars

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Criminals in New York may think twice before running from the rapid Mustang Mach-E.

Is there anything the Ford Mustang Mach-E cannot do? Seemingly not. Consumer Reports seems to agree, voting the battery-powered Ford the best EV of 2022. This goes some way to explaining the incredible demand for the crossover which, unfortunately, has caused massive delays for eager buyers.

But it's not just private buyers hoping to scoop up the award-winning electric car. We've already seen the Mustang Mach-E pressed into duty as a yellow cab in the Big Apple, a segment once dominated by the emblematic Crown Victoria. Now looking to encroach on other territories that were once the preserve of the Crown Vic, the Mustang Mach-E will be put to work as a patrol car for the NYPD.

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New York's finest added the electric vehicle to its fleet as the city's department looks to become more environmentally conscious. This display car is just the first of many; the Commanding Officer of the Fleet Services Division, Inspector Scott Olexa, said more than 100 additional Mach-E police units will join the fleet.

"The idea [was] always [to] move toward a greener fleet. We had the opportunity to introduce these into the NYPD and now have charging stations being installed at multiple department facilities. We're going to try and see if we can integrate these as part of our regular fleet."

At first glance, the GT model appears to be the same as the civilian spec, bar the police decals and lighting. However, Inspector Olexa notes there are a few key differences. Ballistic protection lines the doors and windows, while the glass roof has made way for a steel item, for the safety of the officers.

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Round back, you'll notice the message board which, says the Inspector, has become "known to the NYPD." Additional reflective material has also been placed on the rear of the car and, while subtle, provides all the difference when attending an emergency in poorly lit areas. So when will New Yorkers see the EV chasing down criminals? "Expect to see these cars on the street in the summer of 2022," says the NYPD representative.

It's not just New York's law enforcement that is bowled over by the electric Mustang crossover. Michigan's police force was thoroughly impressed by the EV, certifying it for police duty - a first for an electric vehicle. Let's just hope the boys in blue have more joy in the Mach-E than officers in Spokane, Washington had with a Tesla Model Y. Officers complained the Mach-E rival didn't have enough space and cited myriad issues, with charging being a significant bugbear.

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