The City of New York is investing $420 million to electrify its municipal vehicle fleet. The investments include electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and alternative fuels.
The new investment is the largest ever investment in the electrification of a public vehicle fleet. In addition, the City is committing to making all light-duty, medium-duty, and non-emergency heavy-duty vehicles EVs by 2035.
The New York City municipal fleet is nearly 30,000 vehicles.
The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services will:
- Begin a central replacement program for the City’s gas-powered vehicles. They will replace at least 1,250 cars in 2022.
- Install at least 1,776 fast electric vehicle chargers across the City by 2030. At least 100 of the 1,776 chargers must be open to the public.
- Add 180 portable mobile electric vehicle chargers and solar carports. These mobile options will support flexible and emergency charging across the City.
- Expand the use of alternative fuels, including renewable diesel. The truck fleet will use renewable diesel until EVs are available.
- Transition all vehicles operated by senior City officials to EVs by June 30, 2023.
The Mayor of New York signed Executive Order 90 to codify the electrification of the fleet.
In addition, these investments are in addition to the $75 million announced in September 2021 for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.
You can read the full details in the press release below.mayor_deblasio_announces_historic_investments_to_drastically_cut_citywide_climate_emissions_and_advance_carbon_neutrality
Source: Green Car Congress