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New York City Will Invest $420 Million To Transition To All-EV Fleet By 2035

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As automakers like Ford invest heavily in EVs and aim to eventually transition to an all-electric fleet, many countries and other government entities are following suit. President Joe Biden has already signed an executive order directing the U.S. federal fleet to transition to electric vehicles in the coming years, and now, New York City will follow suit by investing $420 million to reach that same goal by the year 2035 – five years sooner than its previous goal of 2040.

On the heels of approving the Ford Mustang Mach-E for use as a registered taxi, New York City will invest hundreds of millions to purchase electric vehicles and expand charging infrastructure over the next decade-plus as it aims to build an all-electric municipal vehicle fleet of light-duty, medium-duty, and non-emergency heavy-duty vehicles. Currently, that fleet consists of around 30,000 vehicles. Specialized emergency trucks, like fire engines, will stick to the 2040 goal for now if suitable EV replacements are not available sooner.

While it won’t be able to completely transition every fleet vehicle to electric power in the coming years, New York City officials are also exploring the use of alternative fuels including renewable diesel, which feature lower tailpipe emissions than regular fuels and can be used in heavier-duty vehicles for the time being.

This process will begin in 2022 as the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) will replace at least 1,250 of its ICE-powered vehicles with EVs and install at least 1,776 fast electric vehicle chargers – around 100 of which will be open to the public. The city also plans to purchase 180 portable mobile electric vehicle chargers and solar carports, which can serve as power backup charging stations for electric vehicles in the event of a power outage

We’ll have more on NYC’s transition to electric power soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for continuous Ford news coverage.

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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. Raymond Ramirez

    Electric taxicabs are ideal because it saves money on maintenance and energy costs while keeping the city clean and less noisy. Besides, few taxi cabs drive over 200 miles in a day, so any present EV range can cover that and recharge before the next shift.

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    1. Mick1

      Vision Zero is a failure. So it only makes sense to have more “quiet” cars on the street to run over more people.

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    2. John

      What about the Idle time? 200 miles is under ideal conditions If it’s under 32 degrees you can cut that by 40 % plus using heat and other accessories. We only get fed the positive things about EV. And the cost to taxpayers not in their best interest. The love spending other people’s money recklessly.

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      1. Pat

        What gas company do you work for.

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      2. Thurston Munn

        100 % spot on !!!

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  2. NCEcoBoost

    I can see taxis, but the rest is insanity. Cop cars being EVs? Too funny. And not to mention that there could be a taxpayer revolt once the majority hears of the ridiculous prices being paid and the LONG payback periods.

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