The new all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E Sport Crossover Utility Vehicles are among the vehicles expected to take the places of the four-door “police interceptor” sedans New Yorkers have seen on city roads for decades.
Ford discontinued its Taurus line of sedans in 2019 and its Fusion line of sedans in 2020. The department isn’t ready for an all-electric fleet just yet — so it’s stocking up on hybrid Ford Explorer SUVs, said Robert Martinez, deputy commissioner of the NYPD’s support services bureau.
The SUVs have a number of advantages over the older sedans, including higher seats that give officers a better view when they respond to emergency calls. They also have more storage space and are roomier than the sedans. The Ford Explorers also have four-wheel drive, which will help cops respond to emergencies quicker in snow and stormy weather.