Ontario’s Peel Regional Police has become the first police service in the province to add an electric vehicle (EV) to their fleet, opting to go with four units of the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
You might recall a report from us last year about the Peel Regional Police adding a Tesla Model Y, however that was only a loaner vehicle and the start of the police force’s investigation into transitioning their fleet to electric.
Now as part of an official pilot project to determine their requirements for going electric, three Mach-E SR AWD cars were delivered last month, with a fourth still on its way.
“This 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-SR all-wheel drive, is the first in a pilot project in which we are determining the requirements and feasibility of expanding electric vehicles throughout our fleet”, said Director of Materials Management for Peel Regional Police, Mark Figueiredo.
Not only will the Mach-E save Peel Regional Police money with lower fuel and maintenance costs, it will also mean a big reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The Region of Peel has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 45% below 2010 levels by 2030.
The pilot project will evaluate the Mach-E with a focus on some of the unique requirements of being a police vehicle including 24/7 availability, specialized interior and exterior up-fitting equipment as well as heightened safety and crash ratings, the police force said in a press release.
This is the first of several other electric cruisers to be added to police fleets across Canada this year. The Westshore RCMP will be adding both a Mach-E and Model Y later this year, while The Bridgewater Police Service in Nova Scotia have purchased a Model 3 Long Range.
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