Bellevue Police are testing this 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle to see whether it meets the department's patrol needs.  -  Photo: Bellevue Police Department

Bellevue Police are testing this 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle to see whether it meets the department's patrol needs.

Photo: Bellevue Police Department

The Bellevue, Nebraska, Police Department unveiled its first electric vehicle (EV). The department's 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is also the state's first electric police patrol vehicle.

Officers will use the vehicle for testing purposes on road patrol for the indefinite future, according to a post on the department's Facebook page.

The Bellevue Police Department is the first in the state of Nebraska to use an EV for patrol purposes.  -  Photo: Bellevue Police Department

The Bellevue Police Department is the first in the state of Nebraska to use an EV for patrol purposes.

Photo: Bellevue Police Department

"Electric vehicles are a newer concept for police departments and we understand that further development will likely be necessary for these vehicles to function full-time in a police fleet," the post read.

The department does not currently have plans to replace the remainder of its fleet of hybrid and internal combustion engine cruisers with EVs.

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