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NYC Adds More 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pickups To Fleet

Over the past couple of years, New York City has ordered a large number of Blue Oval all-electric vehicles as it aims to transition its entire fleet to EVs over the next few years. That process began with a 184-unit Ford Mustang Mach-E order placed back in December 2021, followed by 300 Ford E-Transit cargo vans that same month, and then, 360 more E-Transit vans and 150 Ford F-150 Lightning pickups that were ordered this past January. So far, the city’s electric transition is reportedly “going smoothly,” and thus, NYC has decided to add even more Ford F-150 Lighting pickups to its growing fleet.

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro - Exterior 001 - Front Three Quarters

This announcement came from New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Commissioner Dawn M. Pinnock and NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue, who revealed that the city has placed an order for 86 standard range Ford F-150 Lightning pickups, which will be used by the parks department for a variety of tasks including maintenance and operations, support for their forestry work, and transport to facilitate public programming.

The first handful of these F-150 Lightnings arrived back in August, with the rest expected to be delivered by the end of the year. Currently, the parks fleet consists of around 36 percent all-electric vehicles – or 570 units – though that number will only increase in the coming months and years.

“These new electric pickup trucks significantly bolster our agency’s expanding EV fleet and help ensure we’re leading the way on improving air quality throughout the city while reducing fuel costs,” Donoghue said. “We’re grateful to DCAS for providing these essential vehicles, as this administration continues to meet the moment in response to global climate change.”

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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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  1. Bill Howland

    Not that anyone cares in NYC government of course, but I am sure a Ford Lightning F-150 costs much more to run in NYC what with the confiscatory rates Consolidated Edison charges versus the cost of gasoline at a plain gasoline station which is not too unreasonable yet in NYC.

    The only time it would be cheaper would be if all the trucks are recharged mostly over the midnight hours and benefited very slightly from less confiscatory time-of-day discounts over the shoulder peak, on-peak, and super-on-peak rates.

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