The next time you’re pulled over in Michigan, it could be a cop in an electric van, at least if Ford has something to say about it. The American automaker is stepping up its Police Interceptor program, which modifies existing models for use by law enforcement, usually with beefed-up suspensions, brakes and extra power.
The company has launched the idea to law enforcement agencies in the UKwhile the city of Ann Arbor, MI already has two such vehicles on order. On Friday, Ford announced which, in a short time, will deliver one of its Mustang Mach-E Prototypes of interceptors, which appear to be based on the Mach-E GT variant – to the Michigan State Police as well, where it will undergo real-world testing to see if the electric vehicle can handle the rigors of police work.
Ford hopes to “use the pilot program tests as a benchmark as it continues to explore specially designed electric police vehicles in the future” as part of its Multi-year investment of $ 30 billion in EV technology.
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Engadget.