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Ford Mustang Mach-E Officially Deploys As NYC Taxi, With More Coming

A number of law enforcement agencies around the world are testing out the Ford Mustang Mach-E as a potential police vehicle, while at least one department has already gone ahead and purchased two of them. However, Ford doesn’t make a police-specific Mach-E just yet, only a pilot vehicle with the Mach-E GT’s powertrain that recently passed Michigan State Police testing, even if it isn’t entirely optimized for that purpose. In addition to that, a Mach-E taxi cab was recently spotted in New York City, and now, the EV crossover is officially in use as an NYC taxi.

This news comes to us from Gravity Technologies, which is launching its first Ford Mustang Mach-E taxi adorned in the familiar yellow New York City taxi livery, just in time for the holidays, now that the crossover has received its final approval from Big Apple officials. This is the very first time the Mach-E has been employed as a taxi in an official capacity, and it will be joined by a Tesla Model Y in the coming days as well. The taxis will be charged overnight at Gravity’s own Midtown Manhattan charging space on West 42nd Street.

“People coming back to the New York’s offices, hotels, and theaters for the holidays will experience a taxi unlike any other,” said Moshe Cohen, founder and CEO of Gravity, Inc. “We’ve designed our fleet to be the smartest, safest and most sustainable vehicles on the road- something any New Yorker or visitor would be excited to flag down. We want our advanced EV fleet to not only help reinvigorate the NYC yellow taxi but help reenergize the city and pull it toward a cleaner future.”
This Mach-E taxi is just the beginning, however, as Gravity Technologies plans on expanding its EV fleet to include a grand total of 50 Mach-Es and Model Ys in the first quarter of 2022. The company sees EVs as the necessary innovation that’s been lacking in the taxicab industry for years, which has led to declining business as more and more people seek out rideshare services as an alternative.

We’ll have more on this new Mach-E taxi soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. NCEcoBoost

    NYC New Year’s Eve partygoers on the streets had best beware and be ready to take cover if this thing goes off the rails.

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    1. Roger Sunderland

      I’m not a fan of full electric vehicles because they just aren’t practical where I live. However, the Mach E is not a fully autonomous vehicle and therefore cannot “go off the rails”.

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  2. Mick1

    Finally after 25 years a Ford replacement for the crown vic taxi.

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    1. Ford Owner

      NYC had Hybrid Escapes after the Crown Vics and before the Mustang Mach-E. As a New Yorkter, I knos this firsthand.

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      1. Crabbymilton

        Just imagine if they still built a version of the CROWN VICTORIA. No doubt they would have had a hybrid or 100% electric model by now. I rode in a few ESCAPE cabs. Not nice.

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  3. david richard falk

    what cab company can afford 50,000 dollar cabs ,my god sounds totally stupid maybe a hybrid but total electric with that traffic be a lot of them down

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  4. crabbymilton

    The EXPLORER hybrid would be better one would think. But if the objective is 100% electric, this may be the only option .Perhaps the thought is to pay more for these and hope the fuel savings will pay back in a reasonable time. Then again, most people wanting a cab won’t care either way about what type of engine/motor is propelling them.

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  5. Ronald DiLoreto

    E/V’s do not us power in a traffic jam or at a red traffic light.

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    1. Ford Owner

      And electrics never overheat, nor need oil changes or any messy engine maintenance. The savings is in thousands of dollars a day for this EV fleet.

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  6. Antoine D Swans

    Congratulations to Ford job well done and deserving.

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  7. Tom

    Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ’til its gone? A big yellow taxi took away my old man?

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  8. Dave Mathers

    What took so long?

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