Ford unveils an electric pickup truck for police, F-150 Lightning Pro SSV
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Ford unveils an electric pickup truck for police, F-150 Lightning Pro SSV.

The F-150 Lightning Pro SSV is designed to handle specialized departmental needs outside of pursuit situations, such as assisting at an accident or crime scene or giving departments the ability to tow a boat or trailer.

Ford has unveiled America’s first electric pickup truck purpose-built for police: the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro SSV (Special Service Vehicle).

The F-150 Lightning Pro SSV is designed to handle specialized departmental needs outside of pursuit situations, such as assisting at an accident or crime scene or giving departments the ability to tow a boat or trailer. Purpose-built features from F-150 Police Responder include:

  • Police-grade heavy-duty cloth seats with reduced bolsters to help holstered officers enter and exit the vehicle more easily
  • Built-in steel intrusion plates in the front seatbacks.
  • Available red/blue, amber/white roof-mounted LED warning beacons
  • An upfit-friendly reinforced instrument panel top tray for easy mounting of police equipment
  • Easy-to-clean vinyl rear seats and vinyl flooring

Standard features include:

  • Interior: 12-inch digital cluster screen and 12-inch landscape-style touchscreen on the center stack.
  • Exterior: Mega Power Frunk gives officers 14.1 cubic feet of lockable cargo area in the front and offers easy access for upfitters to locate a 220-amp DC-DC power source.
  • Targeted performance and capability: 452 horsepower, 775 lb.-ft. of torque5, 7,700-pound towing capacity6 and 2,235 maximum payload7 with a standard-range battery, and sub-four-second 0-60 mph acceleration4, 580 horsepower, 775 lb.-ft. of torque5, and 10,000-pound towing capability6 with the extended-range battery.
  • Technology: Intelligent Range, SYNC® 4, over-the-air Ford Power Up software updates, and Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology, including Automatic Emergency Braking and Blindspot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross-Traffic Alert8.

Ford Pro SSV customers also benefit from access to the following:

  • Available Ford E-Telematics™10 which delivers manufacturer-grade information, insights, and solutions on potential solutions for fuel management, vehicle health, and more
  • Established network of more than 650 electric vehicle-certified Ford Commercial Vehicle Centers across the United States, offering sales, service, financing, and charging solutions, as well as 2,300 Ford electric vehicle-certified dealers.
  • Consultative services related to charging installation and operation, data management, and digital services
  • Ford Pro™, through its commercial lending arm FinSimple™, offers flexible financing options for municipalities for vehicles as well as for charging solutions including depot installation, hardware, and software to assist in the transition to electrified fleets
  • Ford Pro’s Body Builder Advisory Service – a complimentary resource with guides and the latest information on how to add specialty tools and aftermarket equipment

More information on the 2023 F-150 Lightning, including the range, will be released later this summer.

Also Read: BMW puts the all-electric iX1 on display at the Tomorrowland music festival.

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