Ford is launching a police version of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup. States representing nearly half of the US economy are behind plans to electrify trucks and buses. And Honda shows that their upcoming Prologue EV is nothing like the GM Ultium EVs it is based on. This and more, here Green Car Report.
Honda has told some stories related to design of its upcoming Prologue EV, slated to launch in 2024. With a California-led design team and virtual design process, the Prologue won’t be like the Chevy Blazer EV, it’s likely to share the platform. It seems to blend design influences from the nostalgic Honda E while matching other current Honda SUVs.
With the federal government lacking any kind of requirement for commercial truck electrification, 17 states, DC and Quebec have agreed on a plan. electrify 30% of new trucks and buses in their jurisdiction by 2030. It complements California’s Omnibus and Advanced Clean Truck rules, which are being challenged by a commercial, perhaps hypocritical group that includes several Truck manufacturers are promoting trucks and buses that run on electricity and fuel cells.
And it is possible that soon more electric police cars will be provided to agencies across the country. The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro SSV, which Ford calls America’s first all-electric police truck, will offer the F-150 Lightning Pro in police styling — with a choice of battery packs and its Mega Power Frunk capable of being a command center Mobile for emergencies. GM just last week confirmed a version of the Chevy Blazer EV operations, although Ford insists that it has a leading market share of 65% of the police market.