The ink had barely dried on a $10.1 million grant verify 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), in addition to 360 items 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 meant to assist help the Metropolis of New York in reaching its lofty aim of a totally electrical light- and medium-duty car 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 large progress on making our fleet extra local weather pleasant,” stated Meera Joshi, New York’s Deputy Mayor for Operations. “Our companies depend on these autos to finish very important operations inside 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 course.”
DCAS Commissioner, Daybreak Pinnock, is equally excited. “We’re laying the groundwork for an all-electric fleet of the longer term that can assist vital citywide operations whereas benefiting the setting,” she stated. “Via this funding from the U.S. Division of Transportation, we’re poised to make a big transition for our light- and medium-duty fleet. This can be a vital subsequent step for our company as we lead the cost in authorities fleet operations.”
The NYC announcement is the newest 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 totally electrical by the top of this yr. New York Metropolis at the moment operates greater than 4,000 government-owned EVs.
Supply | Photographs: Reuters; GM Authority.
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