NYC Set to Add 900 EVs to Metropolis Fleet
The ink had barely dried on a $10.1 million grant test from the US Transportation Division final week, earlier than New York introduced plans to exchange greater than 900 city-owned, fossil fuel-powered autos with electrical ones and add 315 extra EV charging stations — together with 382 Chevy Bolt EVs just like the one proven (above), as well as 360 units of Ford E-Transit vans, 150 Ford F-150 Lightning pickups, and 25 plug-in hybrid road sweepers.
The grant, itself, advantages each the New York Metropolis Division of Citywide Administrative Companies (DCAS) and the New York Metropolis Division of Sanitation (DSNY), and is intended to help assist the City of New York in reaching its lofty goal of a completely electric light- and medium-duty vehicle fleet by 2035. Moreover, the funds will facilitate the set up 315 new EV chargers throughout the town, with the DCAS set to obtain greater than $6 million.
“Because of this funding from the Biden Administration, the town is poised to make big progress on making our fleet extra local weather pleasant,” stated Meera Joshi, New York’s Deputy Mayor for Operations. “Our businesses depend on these autos to finish important operations throughout the 5 boroughs, and this funding helps us decarbonize among the hardest autos to decarbonize: heavy-duty vehicles. From cleansing the streets to getting our air cleaner, the vehicles transfer us in the suitable path.”
DCAS Commissioner, Daybreak Pinnock, is equally excited. “We’re laying the groundwork for an all-electric fleet of the long run that may help crucial citywide operations whereas benefiting the atmosphere,” she stated. “Via this funding from the U.S. Division of Transportation, we’re poised to make a major transition for our light- and medium-duty fleet. It is a crucial subsequent step for our company as we lead the cost in authorities fleet operations.”
The NYC announcement is the latest made by a US authorities to hasten the transition from fossil-powered ICE vehicles to electrical cars, and implies that almost 20% of the town’s municipal fleet be absolutely electrical by the top of this yr. New York Metropolis at present operates greater than 4,000 government-owned EVs.
Supply | Photographs: Reuters; GM Authority.
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