For the acceleration test, the Ford Mach-E achieved the fastest 0-60 mph and 0-100 mph at 4.03 seconds and 11.94 seconds. This was followed by the Ford PIU 3L EcoBoost at 5.45 seconds and 13.47 seconds. The PIU 3L EcoBoost was the fastest vehicle tested, achieving a top speed of 148 mph, followed by the two Dodge Chargers, which tied at 139 mph.
December 9, 2021
The SDPD’s Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) instructors are creating a training video on PIU Hybrid operation that will be required viewing for police officers before they can drive the vehicles.
May 20, 2020
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted its annual evaluation of 2018-model-year police vehicles from Oct. 10 to 13. Agency deputies got behind the wheel of 13 four-wheel vehicles and five motorcycles for the testing.
November 22, 2017
This year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated 21 pursuit-rated vehicles — nine sedans, nine motorcycles, and three SUVs — in various categories including acceleration, dynamic handling, braking, and ergonomics.
December 5, 2013
Rather than investing in a heavy duty bus, the Toledo (Ohio) Police Department has converted more economical Ford E-Series vans to round up disorderly college drunks and other scofflaws at chaotic scenes.
September 23, 2013
The Chevy Impala has been a "home run" for the Philadelphia Police Department. However, when the department chooses its "next gen" vehicle, it likely won't be a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
July 31, 2012
As the new patrol cars become more readily available from the Detroit automakers, many agencies are choosing their new enforcement vehicle. However, for others the decision is on hold. For a variety of reasons they are choosing to stay with the Crown Vic.
July 17, 2012
The last Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor didn't go to a Michigan agency in the automaker's backyard. And it didn't go to one of the nation's largest police forces in Los Angeles or Chicago.
June 12, 2012
Ford Motor Company will feature a Denver Police officer in a short film promoting the Ford Explorer, called "Go Do Adventure: Men Vs. Mountains."
October 24, 2011
For the first time in two decades, Ford's mainstay Crown Vic Police Interceptor will be absent from the track, when the Michigan State Police commence their annual test of law enforcement vehicles in September.
August 12, 2011
Our compatriots at Government Fleet (a sister publication of POLICE) asked fleet managers how they're choosing their new pursuit vehicle, and published their responses at the Anonymous Public Fleet Manager blog. While the responses shouldn't be taken as a scientific survey, the anecdotal answers do shed light on the decision-making process.
June 29, 2011
The same vehicles tested in Michigan — new entries included Ford's 2012 Police Interceptors, Chevrolet's 2011 Caprice PPV, and Kawasaki's Concours 14P motorcycle — arrived in Fontana along with two rear-axle ratio 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit cars, Honda's ST1300 motorcycle, and an alt-fuel conversion Ford Crown Vic.
November 18, 2010
Ford has maintained more than 70 percent of the market for law enforcement vehicles for the past 15 years, and now faces stiff new competition from other Detroit automakers.
August 31, 2010
Overall, 14 patrol cars, the pursuit-rated Chevy Tahoe and four motorcycles will be evaluated for acceleration, top speed, and brake testing on Sept. 18 at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Mich.
August 16, 2010
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department completed its annual evaluation of police vehicles and released separate reports on the motorcycles and patrol cars that POLICE Magazine obtained. We've given you the motorcycle evaluation. Now get ready for the patrol cars.
April 14, 2010