NEW YORK – On Wednesday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams was joined by New York City Department of Administrative Services (DCAS) Commissioner Don M. Pinnock and New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner, Yadanis Rodriguez, when they announced nearly $10.1 million in federal grants to replace 925 fossil fuel-powered fleet vehicles with electric vehicles (EVs) and install 315 new EV chargers in five countries.
DOT facilitated the application process for grants through the US Department of Transportation’s Air Quality Improvement and Congestion Mitigation Program and will administer the fund.
The investment helps advance the city’s goal of electrifying its entire vehicle fleet, building on steps taken by the Adams administration to complete New York City’s Clean Fleet Plan ahead of schedule.
“When New Yorkers see cars, trucks and vans with the ‘NYC’ logo, they can be sure those vehicles are contributing to a greener city,” said Mayor Adams. “We are already ahead of time in moving urban vehicles away from fossil fuels, and this new grant will allow us to remove around 1,000 fossil fuel vehicles from our roads, helping us reduce carbon emissions, our The air cleaner will save on cleaner and fuel. cost.
The $10.1 million in funding will help purchase 382 Chevrolet Bolts, 360 Ford e-Transit trucks and 150 Ford F-150 e-Lightning trucks. In addition, 25 plug-in hybrid street sweepers will go to DSNY, an important step in electrifying the city’s fleet of specialty equipment.
“We see the effects of climate change every day, so today’s announcement recognizes that now is the time for significant change, which includes accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles,” said DOT Commissioner Rodriguez. “Thanks to this funding from the US Department of Transportation, the city will be able to replace nearly 1,000 municipal vehicles, comprising a large portion of the DOT fleet, with green alternatives. Under the leadership of Mayor Adams, efforts to reduce emissions from the transportation sector We are proud to work with DCAS and our other sister agencies in our shared goal of
The fund will also support DCAS’ first major investment in all-electric vans and vans. DCAS recently filed its first requirement contract for an electric cargo van, an electric van, and a law enforcement model of the electric van. Overall, the city operates more than 6,000 vans and vans, representing 25 percent of the city’s total on-road fleet. This first order for electric vans and vans moves the agency closer to meeting its goal of an all-electric light and medium-duty fleet by 2035.
The seven all-electric garbage trucks will be the first to be owned by DSNY following a successful pilot evaluation of the fully electric garbage unit. DSNY will test the operation of these trucks across the city. The funding will also support DSNY’s first plug-in hybrid order and help the agency evaluate the effectiveness of all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric sweepers.
By September 2022, DCAS achieved its 2025 goal of converting 4,000 urban fleet vehicles to electric vehicles, three years ahead of schedule. Today, the Lightning fleet includes a wide range of vehicle types and ranges, from more than 200 Ford Mustang Mach Es, most of which are for law enforcement purposes, to nearly 850 GM Bolts.
DCAS is expected to operate over 5,000 EVs by June 2023. The agency has also ordered the first three electric buses for the New York City Department of Corrections and is working on box trucks, garbage trucks for the New York City Parks Department, and EV contracts. Utilities. Recreational and additional replacement of gasoline-powered cars with electric models.
“Today’s announcement reflects New York City’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. These nearly 1,000 new electric vehicles and additional charging units will help reduce pollution, give our government more sustainable, and building a greener future for New Yorkers,” said United States Representative Nidia M. Velazquez. “Our city is at the forefront of the fight against climate change, and I look forward to continuing to collaborate with Mayor Adams and other local leaders as we work toward the full electrification of our city’s vehicle fleet.”