As Ford Authority reported last week, the one-off Ford Mustang Mach-E pilot police vehicle – which passed Michigan State Police testing and is currently part of the Dearborn Police Department fleet – is being immortalized in 1:64 die-cast form by Greenlight Collectibles, featuring impressive details and the same livery as its real-life counterpart. However, it isn’t the only new Ford Mustang Mach-E die-cast model coming from that same company, as it just announced that the New York City taxi variant of the EV crossover is also getting its own tiny counterpart.
Finished in California Route 1 trim, this new Ford Mustang Mach-E NYC taxi cab die-cast model is based on the relatively new offering, which first began working in that capacity back in December 2021. These taxi cabs are not publicly owned, but rather, are the property of Gravity Technologies, and went into service following regulatory approval from the city itself.
That very first Mach-E taxi was just the beginning of this endeavor, however, as Gravity Technologies has since expanded its EV fleet to include a grand total of 50 Mach-Es and Tesla Model Ys. 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.
Talk about a sweet taxi ride!
Check out the DECO sample photo for upcoming Item #30430 1:64 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 – NYC Taxi pic.twitter.com/KOIpHTEMZP
— GreenLight Collectibles (@GLCollectibles) January 5, 2023
Additionally, the city of New York is in the process of replacing its own ICE-powered fleet with EVs with a goal of completing that process by 2035. NYC’s electrified fleet currently contains over 200 Ford Mustang Mach-E models, most of which are being utilized by law enforcement at the moment. Its total fleet is expected to surpass the 4,500 mark as soon as June of 2023 – besting the city’s goal of operating a 4,000 EV fleet by 2025.