Peel Regional Police set to deploy its first electric vehicle
May 9, 2022 By Blue Line Staff
Apr. 22, 2022, Brampton, Ont. – Peel Regional Police’s first-ever electric police vehicle has been delivered.
The Region of Peel has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 45 per cent below 2010 levels by 2030. This exciting new addition to the fleet is the next step after introducing the Ford Interceptor Hybrid Electric Vehicle in marked patrol use. Peel Police was one of the first police services in Canada to implement the use of fully marked hybrid vehicles for patrol in 2020 and is now the first police service in Ontario to introduce an electric police vehicle.
“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. On top of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, an all-electric vehicle also offers significant fuel and maintenance cost savings.
Peel Regional Police is committed to being the most progressive, innovative and inclusive police service in the country. As such, PRP is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. Electric vehicles are a great way to lower greenhouse gas emissions as well as reduce air pollution in our community. This pilot project is underway to evaluate these electric vehicles as police vehicles, which have unique requirements including 24/7 availability, specialized interior and exterior up-fitting equipment as well as heightened safety and crash ratings.
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUV was the first all-electric vehicle to pass the rigorous Michigan State Police 2022 model year evaluation. Michigan State Police is one of two law enforcement agencies that annually test new model year police vehicles and publish the results for use internationally. Based on these results, Peel Regional Police made the decision to order four Ford Mach-E vehicles.
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