Ford has unveiled the first electric pickup truck that’s built for police, the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle (SSV).
To get it ready for duty, Ford gave the F-150 Lightning several upgrades. This includes heavy duty cloth seats, built-in steel intrusion plates in the front seatbacks, red/blue, amber/white roof-mounted LED warning beacons, a reinforced instrument panel and vinyl rear seats and vinyl flooring.
“We’re proud to offer America’s first electric police pickup truck to local government customers who can use the truck’s game-changing technology to help improve their productivity,” said Nate Oscarson, Ford Pro national government sales manager. “Pro Power Onboard can serve as a mobile power source2 to light up evening accident scenes on the highway, the electric powertrain helps to potentially reduce costs associated with fuel and scheduled maintenance needs3 and the Mega Power Frunk provides extra lockable storage on top of purpose-built police additions our customers have come to expect from the leader in police vehicles.”