Now the Americans have a Ford Mustang Mach-E cop car | Top Gear
Advertisement
BBC TopGear
BBC TopGear
Electric

Now the Americans have a Ford Mustang Mach-E cop car

The Mach-E is the first all-electric car to pass 'rigorous' Michigan State Police tests

Published: 28 Sep 2021
 comments

Fun fact. The UK might just have beaten the US to having all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-Es dressed in police uniform.

If we have beaten our Stateside cousins, it’s all academic, for the two cars have appeared in pretty quick succession. So now it’s time to discuss the considerably more important issue at hand; which of the pair looks cooler? Or, more pertinently, scarier?

Advertisement - Page continues below

While our plug-in ‘Stang patrol car comes in traditional Battenberg livery – with a few little green flourishes, because even the Police like a humblebrag – the ‘Murican version is somewhat more stylish, we’d argue. At least in Michigan State Police livery, as we see it here.

Solid blue paint. Supremely bold font. No sirens, at least for now. It’s the scarier one to have swelling ever larger in your rear-view mirror, we’ve no doubt. Especially as you won’t have heard it coming.

It also has a boast, being the first all-electric vehicle to pass Michigan’s ‘rigorous’ evaluation process. “The fact that the Mustang Mach-E successfully stood up to the grueling Michigan State Police evaluation demonstrates that Ford can build electric vehicles that are capable, tough and reliable enough for even the most challenging jobs,” says Ted Cannis, boss of Ford Pro – aka Fords that do jobs.

Feeling like a miscreant just looking at it?

Advertisement - Page continues below

Top Gear
Newsletter

Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.

More from Top Gear

Loading
See more on Ford

Promoted Content

Subscribe to the Top Gear Newsletter

Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.

By clicking subscribe, you agree to receive news, promotions and offers by email from Top Gear and BBC Studios. Your information will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.