The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services announces that they are going to buy 250 Tesla Model 3 fleet and 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E fleet. The contract for Model 3 is undergoing and has not been approved yet. These vehicles will be in regular use by the department.
The DCAS wrote in a press release, “Today, the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services announced that it is placing an order for 184 all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E Sport Crossover Utility Vehicles for law enforcement and emergency response use.”
Further added, “The new electric crossovers, purchased as part of the City’s largest electric vehicle (EV) purchase to date, are slated for use by the New York City Police Department (NYPD), the New York City Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Correction, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Protection, NYC Emergency Management, DCAS Police, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.”
The 184 Mustang Mach-E vehicles will replace current gas-powered buses that are still used in the City’s line. The City expects to take delivery of all 184 units by June 30, 2022, it said. Acting Commissioner of the NYC DCAS, Dawn M Pinnick said, “Smart investments in fleet electrification will help New York City break its dependence on fossil fuels. We are working successfully toward achieving the ambitious goal of an all-electric City vehicle fleet by 2035 by taking steps to fight the climate crisis every day.”
The NYPD utilizes light-duty vehicles for law enforcement, which is the largest group of vehicles in the City line, which consists of buses. It’ll be the largest order of all-electric draw-in vehicles in law enforcement history and will pave the way for New York City to completely exhilarate its line by 2035.
Deputy Commissioner for DCAS and NYC Chief Fleet Officer, Keith Kerman said, “Law enforcement vehicles are the largest and most visible part of our City’s fleet. 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 NYC DCAS inked the contract and registered it on December 22nd. The process for chancing and commissioning these vehicles wasn’t easy, as the DCAS sought information in June 2017 for the first time regarding the City’s process of bidding for vehicles, outfits, and energy. The City will spend$11.5 million on original orders, and its contract with a Nonage and/ or women-possessed business enterprise seller will remain complete five times.