In addition to New York City’s $12.4 million USD purchase of 250 Tesla Model 3 units for the police department, a new announcement shows that Teslas aren’t the only electric vehicles (EVs) the agency is buying.
New York City has also placed an order for 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles, according to auto news reporter @Brian Thompson, who shared a screenshot of an email detailing the purchase on Wednesday (via @Sawyer Merritt).
The contract is for a five-year period, with New York City set to spend $11.5 million USD on the initial order.
NEWS: NYC has announced it is placing an order for 184 Ford Mach-E vehicles for law enforcement and emergency response. https://t.co/pBgj9s4qZL
— Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt) December 29, 2021
In the email, it explains that the NYPD utilizes more than 6,200 light-duty vehicles, with total city fleet vehicles amounting to nearly 30,000 units – a major opportunity for electrification.
Dawn M. Pinnock, Acting Commissioner of the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, said in the email, “Smart investments in fleet electrification will help New York City break its dependence on fossil fuels.” Pinnock continued, “We are working successfully towards achieving the ambitious goal of an all-electric City vehicle fleet by 2035 by taking steps to fight the climate crisis every day.”
Last month, the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) also approved the purchase of 60 all-electric buses from New Flyer to support goals of moving away from fossil fuel-powered buses by 2040.