New York City has announced that the New York Police Department and the New York City Sheriff’s Office will be using Ford Mach-E models. Reported ordering approximately 184 Mustang Mach-E. Overall, NYC plans to purchase more than 1,250 electric vehicles by 2022. This transition is part of their 20235 goals.
Previously, it was known that the NYPD would purchase Tesla Model 3 vehicles to use in its day-to-day operations. It is the first time that they have chosen Ford Mustang Mach-E in their fleet of electric vehicles. New York Fleet Manager Keith Kerman said in a statement Wednesday: “Law enforcement vehicles are the most important and visible part of our city’s fleet. This fully electric Mach-E command will allow our law enforcement to fully test electric models and address maintenance, lights and sirens, charging, and other operational issues. This is a critical step towards our goal of a fully electric fleet. “
This year has been a huge year for electric vehicles around the world, but many automakers have struggled to ramp up production due to shortages in the supply chain. The Mach-E has had its own unstable rollout this year and Ford has delayed some orders. Including its upcoming vehicles, meeting demand must match their production scale. Ford CEO Jim Farley said the company will soon increase production capacity.
Electric vehicles in New York
The Order of New York is working on a broader aspect of increasing the use of electric vehicles in the city by including government vehicles. In January, Biden said his administration would work to phase out the government’s use of gasoline vehicles in its fleet. Which consists of more than 600,000 vehicles converted into EVs. Additionally, earlier this year President Biden signed a landmark $ 1,000 billion infrastructure bill that invested billions in a variety of EV-related items, from infrastructure to manufacturing processes.
Chief of the Mayor’s Office Ben Furnas said, “Every city vehicle we electrify is a step forward in advancing clean air and a climate-friendly New York City. the manufacturing segment. Automakers have expressed their views on the Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Bill in the United States. Tesla’s Elon Musk, as a local manufacturer, opposed the bill. In addition, foreign automakers from Germany, BMW and Japanese automaker Toyota have also publicly expressed their concerns. By 2022, the conclusions should be drawn as the US government is also working on it.