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NewsFord Introduces the 2023 F-150 Lightning Pro SSV

Ford Introduces the 2023 F-150 Lightning Pro SSV

The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro SSV will help make the EV transition much easier for all kinds of services


  • An SSV is a Special Service Vehicle.

  • This is the first purpose-built electric truck for police.

  • It features all the necessary kit right down to the police-grade heavy-duty cloth seats.


Ford is no stranger to providing municipal customers with purpose-built special service vehicles. In fact, they’ve been at it for more than 70 years and they currently count more than 12,000 police departments across the country as its customers.

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle | Photo: Ford

Ford’s not only offering the Lightning Pro SSV for sale. They want to help make the transition to EVs as palatable as possible with their FinSimple financing plan. It offers municipal loan options for charging solutions including installation, hardware and software.

“We’re proud to offer America’s first electric police pickup truck to local government customers who can use the truck’s game-changing technology to help improve their productivity,” said Nate Oscarson, Ford Pro national government sales manager. “Pro Power Onboard can serve as a mobile power source2 to light up evening accident scenes on the highway, the electric powertrain helps to potentially reduce costs associated with fuel and scheduled maintenance needs3 and the Mega Power Frunk provides extra lockable storage on top of purpose-built police additions our customers have come to expect from the leader in police vehicles.”

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle | Photo: Ford

Here’s a breakdown of this purpose-built vehicle’s features:

  • Police-grade heavy-duty cloth seats with reduced bolsters to help holstered officers enter and exit the vehicle more easily

  • Built-in steel intrusion plates in the front seatbacks.

  • Available red/blue, amber/white roof-mounted LED warning beacons

  • An upfit-friendly reinforced instrument panel top tray for easy mounting of police equipment

  • Easy-to-clean vinyl rear seats and vinyl flooring

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle | Photo: Ford

Standard features include:

  • Interior: 12-inch digital cluster screen and 12-inch landscape-style touchscreen on the center stack

  • Exterior: Mega Power Frunk gives officers 14.1 cubic feet of lockable cargo area in the front and offers easy access for upfitters to locate a 220-amp DC-DC power source

  • Targeted performance and capability: 452 horsepower, 775 lb.-ft. of torque, 7,700-pound towing capacity and 2,235 maximum payload with a standard-range battery, and sub-four-second 0-60 mph acceleration, 580 horsepower, 775 lb.-ft. of torque, and 10,000-pound towing capability with the extended-range battery

  • Technology: Intelligent Range, SYNC 4, over-the-air Ford Power Up software updates and Ford Co-Pilot360 technology, including Automatic Emergency Braking and Blindspot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert.

More information on 2023 F-150 Lightning, including range, will be released later this summer.

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle | Photo: Ford
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle | Photo: Ford
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle | Photo: Ford
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle | Photo: Ford
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle | Photo: Ford
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle | Photo: Ford
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle | Photo: Ford
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle | Photo: Ford

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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