Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model 3 joins NYPD, NYC government agencies

Update: The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services also confirmed that it will purchase 250 Model 3 units for the New York City Navy.

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) announced today that it will order 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles and 250 Tesla Model 3s to join the city’s law enforcement and emergency response team for regular use.

New York City DCAS only confirmed the purchase of the Mach-E cars in its press release. The Model 3 purchase order was confirmed by DriveTeslaCanada.

“Today, the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services announced that they are placing an order for 184 all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E Sport Crossover Utility Vehicles for law enforcement and emergency preparedness,” DCAS wrote in a press release. The new electric crossovers, purchased as part of the city’s largest electric car purchase (EV) to date, are intended for use by the New York City Police Department (NYPD), New York City Sheriff’s Office, Department of Correction, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Environmental Protection, NYC Emergency Management, DCAS Police and Chief Medical Examiners Office.

The 184 Mustang Mach-E vehicles will replace current gas-powered cars still used in the city’s fleet. The city expects to receive all 184 units by June 30, 2022, it said.

“Smart investment in fleet electrification will help New York City break its dependence on fossil fuels,” said Dawn M Pinnick, acting commissioner for NYC DCAS. “We are working successfully to achieve the ambitious goal of a fully electric city car fleet by 2035 by taking steps to combat the climate crisis every day.”

The NYPD uses over 6,200 light vehicles for law enforcement, which is the largest group of vehicles in the city’s fleet, consisting of nearly 30,000 cars. It will be the largest order of all-electric plug-in vehicles in law enforcement history and will pave the way for New York City to fully electrify its fleet by 2035.

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“Law enforcement vehicles are the largest and most visible part of our city’s fleet,” said Keith Kerman, DCAS’s deputy commissioner and NYC Chief Fleet Officer. “This order of all-electric Mach-Es will enable our law enforcement agencies to put electrical models to the full test and work on maintenance, lights and sirens, charging and other operational issues. It is a critical step towards our goal of a full electric fleet. “

NYC DCAS signed the contract and registered it on December 22nd. The process of finding and commissioning these vehicles was not easy when DCAS in June 2017 for the first time sought information on the city’s process of bidding on vehicles, equipment and fuel. The city will spend $ 11.5 million on initial orders, and its contract with a minority and / or women-owned business provider will remain intact for five years.

NYC DCAS did not immediately respond to our request for comment.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model 3 joins NYPD, NYC government agencies






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