After the independent tests done on Ford’s two novel police vehicles by the Michigan State Police, it is evident that the cars could handle any kind of police activities.
The Michigan State Police Department was testing the vehicles after the satisfying test results Ford expresses its success in terms like “pursuit rated”, this term implies nothing except used for marketing and advertising commute.
The two cars under independent tests were 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder and the 2019 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, respectively.
The hybrid sedan of Ford modeled after the Fusion, was much faster than the V8 powered Crown Victoria cop vehicle of yore. The Victoria vehicle is estimated at twenty-four mpg highway and sixteen mpg city, whereas the hybrid sedan is estimated at thirty-six mpg highway and fort mpg city.
The sedan has got a gasoline engine of 2-liter I4 running the Atkinson cycle much more efficient than the conventional Otto cycle. Up to the speed of sixty mph, the hybrid sedan can solely run on electricity.
The F-150 Police Responder, built on 2018 F-150 possess no competition against it as there are no set standards for comparing its performance. It’s the first introduced truck to hold Ford’s tag of pursuit rating. This truck can travel both on and off-road. It has a 3.5-liter v6 which generates three hundred and seventy-five horsepower and four hundred and seventy-pound feet of force. It can pull weight up to 7,000 lbs., as police seldom use boats too.
Michigan State Police is out of the few who tests their police automobiles independently. The tests include are the acceleration tests, tests that consider the component durability, suspension, tires, and brakes. Other than acceleration test a stimulated chase at Grattan Raceway is also conducted for the path of 32 rounds.
Ford’s vehicles would have sold without being tested by any third parties but the tests conducted by the Michigan State Police added to the efficiency of vehicles and would contribute to growing sales. Sam Abuelsamid when writing for Forbes mentioned that Ford’s introduced this internal “pursuit rated” term for its police automobiles for describing the enhanced features it has adapted to provide tougher help during the duty periods of the patrolling cars for stronger brakes and efficient electrical systems that can manage all kinds of radios, lights and computers these cars carry.
The testing assures that the newly introduced Ford’s cop cars are incomparable to any other famous police automobiles available.