Police in Ann Arbor, Mich., are among the early buyers of Ford's Mustang Mach-E electric crossover as part of the city's effort to become carbon-neutral by 2030.
Ann Arbor is spending $93,926 to replace two patrol cars at the end of their service life with all-wheel-drive Mach-Es. The purchase is assisted by $30,549 from the city's sustainability office, which aims to install 100 Level 2 electric vehicle chargers around town this year. EV purchases in future years will be borne by the police department but are expected to be somewhat offset by fuel savings, the city's fleet manager told MLive.
The city chose one Mach-E Select in Carbonized Gray and one in Iconic Silver. Both will have the standard battery, giving officers an estimated 211 miles of range on a charge and 0-to-60 acceleration in 5.2 seconds to chase down less emissions-conscious lawbreakers.