Police cars in the US are large SUVs or large sedans equipped with giant V8 engines. But the New York Police Department is taking a different path with its newest patrol car.
Unveiled at the 2022 New York Auto Show, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is the latest addition to the NYPD line of police cars. According to the NYPD, this is part of the agency’s move to a greener fleet — an initiative that started several years ago when it received hundreds of hybrid vehicles in 2020, and when the Tesla Model 3 was turned into a police car last year. .
The NYPD’s newest patrol car is the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, which is powered by twin permanent magnet synchronous motors, capable of producing up to 480 horsepower (358 kilowatts) and 634 pound-feet (860 Newton-meters) of instantaneous torque. It’s supposed to run on pure electric power for up to 270 miles (435 kilometers), although we think police vehicles have a lower range than that.
That’s because apart from the usual decals, sirens, and lights installed on electric crossovers, the NYPD Mustang Mach-E GT has ballistic door panels and window inserts on both front doors. The exact bulletproof specifications were not disclosed.
The unit on display at the 2022 New York Auto Show is only one of 100 Mustang Mach-E GT police cars that will be used by the NYPD. Based on ABC NewsElectric patrol cars will hit the streets starting this summer.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that ten fast chargers will be installed at LaGuardia Airport. They should be able to charge a compatible EV in under 30 minutes.
The charger is part of NYPA’s EVolve NY fast charging network, which aims to install 100 high-speed charging ports statewide.