Ford announced earlier today that the Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV became the first EV to pass the Michigan State Police 2022 model year evaluation.
Ford created a custom Ford Pro prototype for the testing that we reported on last week.
The Michigan State Police testing includes acceleration, top speed, braking and a high-speed pursuit test. In addition, the vehicles test their emergency response handling characteristics. The Michigan State Police publish the results of their testing for other police agencies across North America to determine their procurement of police vehicles.
The vehicle went through its paces on September 18 and September 20. The full results of the testing will go live later in the Fall on the Michigan State Police website. The Mustang Mach-E is the first EV to take the test. Previously, Ford provided a Ford Policy Interceptor Utility Hybrid AWD for testing, which also passed.
This is not the only police testing that is underway for Ford. Earlier in the year, Ford created a prototype police unit for testing in the United Kingdom.
Ford did not confirm in the press release if they would go ahead and create a Mach-E police interceptor for police services to procure.