Ford reveals 1st electric pickup truck built for police
The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle combines an electric powertrain with police-specific features
By Police1 Staff
DEARBORN, Mich. — Do you find yourself wishing you could drive your personal Ford F-150 while on duty? Now, police departments can make this a reality with the country’s first electric pickup truck built for police: the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle.
Some features of the F-150 Lightning Pro SSV include:
- Police-grade heavy-duty cloth seats with reduced bolsters
- Built-in steel intrusion plates in front seatbacks
- Red/blue or amber/white roof-mounted LED warning beacons
- Easy mounting of equipment on instrument panel top tray
- Vinyl rear seats and flooring
The F-150 Lightning Pro SSV is designed to handle specialized departmental needs outside of pursuit situations, such as assisting at an accident, crime scene or giving departments the ability to tow a boat or trailer, according to a release from Ford.
The vehicle also comes pre-configured to connect to a department’s existing Ford fleet. Departments, according to Ford, can also manage when vehicles are charged and serviced, which can lower operating costs and improve uptime.
More information on the 2023 F-150 Lightning – including a price-point – will be released later this summer.