Purchase of 900 EVs by New York City planned by mayor

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Purchase of 900 EVs by New York City planned by mayor

Robert Besser
11 Jan 2023, 03:59 GMT+10

  • After receiving a $10.1 million US Transportation Department grant, New York City announced that it will purchase EVs to replace more than 900 city-owned fossil-fuel powered vehicles
  • New York City, which currently has more than 4,000 government-owned EVs, said that close to 20 percent of city vehicles will be EVs by the end of the year
  • The new funding will help New York acquire 382 Chevrolet Bolt EVs, 360 Ford E-Transit vans, and 150 Ford F-150 E-Lightning pick-up trucks, as well as 25 plug-in hybrid street sweepers

NEW YORK CITY, New York: After receiving a $10.1 million US Transportation Department grant, New York City announced that it will purchase electric vehicles (EV) to replace more than 900 city-owned fossil-fuel powered vehicles, as well as install 315 additional EV charging stations.

New York City, which currently has more than 4,000 government-owned EVs, said that close to 20 percent of city vehicles will be EVs by the end of the year.

The new funding will help New York acquire 382 Chevrolet Bolt EVs, 360 Ford E-Transit vans, and 150 Ford F-150 E-Lightning pick-up trucks, as well as 25 plug-in hybrid street sweepers.

The city, which already operates about 850 GM Bolts and more than 200 Ford Mustang Mach-Es, said that it currently has more than 1,360 charging ports, 120 fast chargers and 106 free-standing solar carports, and plans to add another 600 ports over the next 18 months.

New York Mayor Eric Adams said that the city aims to install 1,000 curbside chargers by 2025 and 10,000 charging stations by 2030.

“Electric vehicles, they are clearly the future,” he noted, according to Reuters.

New York City has about 26,000 government vehicles in service.

After receiving $3 billion in funding from Congress, the US Postal Service has previously said it would more than double its planned EV purchases for use as delivery vehicles.

After committing to buying 25,000 next-generation electric delivery vehicles in July, the postal services said that it plans to buy some 66,000 EVs through 2028.

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