The New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is ordering 184 all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E GTs for the New York City Police Department and other agencies, as well as 250 Tesla Model 3s - but no purchase agreement has been signed yet.
Ford's new electric SUVs are scheduled to arrive at the city by June 30, 2022, and are part of New York City's recently announced $420 million investment in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.
With the GT, New York has opted for the top-of-the-line Mustang Mach-E. The GT gets up to 358 kW of power, while the all-wheel-drive version with a large battery only gets 258 kW. City officials emphasize the 27 cubic feet of cargo space (754 liters) "to allow for the storage of critical emergency and law enforcement equipment."
The NYPD alone operates more than 6,200 vehicles, which is the largest single group of the city government's approximately 30,000 vehicles. "Law enforcement vehicles are the largest and most visible part of our city's fleet," said Keith Kerman, DCAS vice president and chief fleet officer of NYC . "This order of all-electric Mach-Es will allow our law enforcement agencies to put electric models through their paces and address maintenance, lights and sirens, charging and other operational issues. It's a critical step toward our goal of an all-electric fleet."