New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services orders 184 All-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E Police Cars.
New York City makes largest Electric Vehicle purchase for Law Enforcement and Emergency Response to Date.
The ordered 184 all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E Sport Crossovers will be received by the City by June 30, 2022.
The new Mustang electric vehicles will replace gas-powered vehicles currently in the City fleet.
The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has placed an $11.4 million order 184 all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E Sport Crossover Utility Vehicles for law enforcement and emergency response use.
The new electric crossovers, the City’s largest electric vehicle (EV) purchase to date, will be received by June 30, 2022. The new electric vehicles will replace gas-powered vehicles currently in the City fleet.
“Every single City vehicle we electrify is one step forward to advance clean air and a climate-friendly New York City, said Ben Furnas, Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability.
“With today’s announcement, we’re making sure that our law enforcement and patrol vehicles are moving away from the polluting fuels of the past and towards a greener future.”
The NYPD alone operates over 6,200 light duty enforcement vehicles, the largest single group of vehicles in the City fleet of nearly 30,000. This order will be the largest all-electric plug-in purchase for law enforcement and pave the way for a transition to all electric by 2035.
“Law enforcement vehicles are the largest and most visible part of our City’s fleet,” said DCAS Deputy Commissioner and NYC Chief Fleet Officer Keith Kerman.
“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.”
The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E GT models will have 270 miles per range and nearly 27 cubic feet of cargo space, to enable the storage of critical emergency and law enforcement gear.
To date, DCAS has installed 29 fast chargers for the NYPD, and 103 fast chargers citywide. DCAS is slated to begin work in 2022 to install 275 additional charging units.
“We’re proud that our fleet of vehicles is keeping the city and our agency green,” said Department of Correction Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi.
“Our goal is always to prepare people for a better future and that includes a healthier planet.”
“We thank Mayor de Blasio and welcome the addition of these electric vehicles to Parks’ fleet of over 450, the largest EV fleet in the city,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff.
“Electric vehicles are the future of our city and this is another great step towards a greener, cleaner, and more sustainable city for New Yorkers.”
The City already operates the largest electric fleet and charging network in New York State, with over 3,100 plug-in units and 1,070 chargers, including fast, solar, and mobile chargers.
In 2019, DCAS launched an initiative to install 100 fast electric vehicle chargers across the five boroughs. This initiative was completed in November, on budget and as scheduled. To date, 11 of these chargers have also been made available for public access.