The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is furthering its efforts to electrify its fleet with four new Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles. The electric vehicles (EVs) will be used for the city's parking enforcement unit, according to WUWM.
Because the parking enforcement unit does a lot of stop-and-go work, the EVs will help reduce idle time, Fleet Services Manager Lonnie Fischer told WUWM. The city is working to upfit the vehicles with license plate readers.
The city does not currently have any DC fast chargers, which can charge a vehicle to nearly 80% in under an hour. Fischer said there are plans to get those next year. Until then, a substantial recharge of the Mach-E's could take at least 24 hours, he explained.
Milwaukee has eight other EVs in its fleet as part of its pledge to eventually move away from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles entirely. The city also has nearly 80 refuse trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG).