New York City has purchased 184 all-electric Mustang Mach-Es, all of which will be used for law enforcement and emergency response purposes. as Electric Note that the move is part of the city’s plans to purchase more than 1,250 electric vehicles in 2022. This in turn is part of a larger effort to “significantly reduce citywide climate emissions” with the help of a $420 million investment.
In its announcement, the local New York City government said Mach-Es will be used by the New York Police Department (NYPD), the New York City Mayor’s Office, the Department of Correction, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Environmental Protection. , New York City Emergency Management, Metropolitan Police and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. They will replace those agencies’ gas-powered vehicles after the city receives them by June 30, 2022.
New York City also said the Mach-E purchase is part of its largest EV purchase to date, although that may not be the case for long. The city has also approved the option to purchase up to 250 Tesla Model 3 vehicles at any time within the next five years.
Earlier this month, Ford announced that it will increase production of Mach-E to 200,000 vehicles annually in the United States starting in 2022 and in Europe by 2023. The company’s CEO Jim Farley said there is great demand for the electric car, and Ford according to what It has reportedly delayed Explorer and Aviator EVs to ensure they can manufacture enough Mach-Es to keep up with demand.
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