On Wednesday, New York City introduced it has ordered 184 absolutely electrical Ford Mustang Mach-Es for use by legislation enforcement and emergency response staff. The autos are set to be delivered by June 2022, as a part of an $11.5 million contract that can stay in place for 5 years.
The metropolis stated the Mach-Es could be utilized by the New York Police Department, New York City’s Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Correction, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Protection, and different emergency administration and response departments.
New York City plans to purchase over 1,250 electrical autos in 2022, transitioning all legislation enforcement autos to electrical ones by 2035.
“Law enforcement vehicles are the largest and most visible part of our City’s fleet,” Keith Kerman, NYC chief fleet officer, stated in a Wednesday assertion. “This order of all-electric Mach-Es will enable our law enforcement agencies to put electric models to the full test and work out maintenance, lights and sirens, charging, and other operational issues. It is a critical step towards our goal of a fully electric fleet.”
This yr was set to be an enormous yr for EVs, however many automakers have struggled to scale manufacturing. The Mach-E had its personal shaky rollout in March, and Ford was compelled to delay deliveries to some 4,500 prospects.
New York’s order is a part of a broader push to combine electrical autos into authorities fleets. In January, Biden stated that his administration would work to part out the federal government’s use of gas-powered autos in its fleet of greater than 600,00 autos. Earlier this yr, President Biden signed a historic $1 trillion infrastructure invoice that invested billions into constructing a community of electrical car chargers throughout the nation.
“Every single City vehicle we electrify is one step forward to advance clean air and a climate-friendly New York City,” stated Ben Furnas, head of the mayor’s workplace on local weather.