New York City has purchased 184 all-electric Mustang Mach-Es, and they’re all going to be used for law enforcement and emergency response purposes. As Electrek noted, the move is part of the city’s plans to buy over 1,250 electric vehicles in 2022. That, in turn, is part of a larger endeavor to “drastically cut citywide climate emissions” with the help of a $420 million investment.
In its announcement, the local NYC government said the Mach-Es will be used by the New York Police Department (NYPD), the New York City Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Correction, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Protection, NYC Emergency Management, DCAS Police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. They’ll be replacing those agencies’ gas-powered vehicles after the city receives them by June 30th, 2022.
NYC also said that its Mach-E purchase is part of its biggest EV purchase to date, though that may not be the case for long. The city has also approved the option to buy up to 250 Tesla Model 3 vehicles any time over the next five years.
Earlier this month, Ford announced that it’s increasing the production of the Mach-E to 200,000 vehicles per year in the US starting in 2022 and in Europe by 2023. Company CEO Jim Farley said there’s a huge demand for the electric vehicle, and Ford is reportedly delaying its Explorer and Aviator EVs to ensure that it can manufacture enough Mach-Es to keep up with the demand.
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