Federal grant funding of $10.1 million will go toward 382 Chevrolet Bolts, 360 Ford E-Transit vans, and 150 Ford F-150 E-Lightning pick-up trucks. Additionally, 25 plug-in hybrid street sweepers will be earmarked for DSNY.
NYC's Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) recently registered its first requirements contracts for electric cargo vans, electric pick-ups, and a law enforcement model of the electric pick-up. In total, the city operates over 6,000 pick-up trucks and vans, which represent 25% of the city’s total on-road fleet.
Yesterday we joined @NYCMayor to announce that we're replacing 925 fossil fuel fleet vehicles with electric vehicles and expanding charging infrastructure. This is thanks to a @USDOT grant secured in partnership with @NYC_DOT. https://t.co/WrLBnG41Xn pic.twitter.com/AZiAd4Q2Uk— NYC DCAS (@NYCDCAS) January 5, 2023
DCAS will receive $6.2 million, and the remainder will be disbursed to the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY).
“When New Yorkers see cars, trucks, and vans with the ‘NYC’ logo on the side, they can rest assured that those vehicles are contributing to a greener city,” said Mayor Eric Adams. “We are already ahead of schedule in transitioning city vehicles away from fossil fuels, and this new grant will allow us to take nearly 1,000 fossil-fuel vehicles off our roads, helping us reduce carbon emissions, make our air cleaner, and save on fuel costs.”
This first order of electric pick-up trucks and vans brings the agency closer to meeting the 2035 goal of an all-electric light- and medium-duty fleet.The seven all-electric refuse trucks will be the first owned by DSNY following a successful pilot assessment of an all-electric refuse unit.
DSNY will test the operation of these trucks citywide. The funding will also support DSNY’s first order of plug-in hybrids and help the agency assess the efficacy of both plug-in hybrid electric and all-electric sweepers.
As of September 2022, DCAS reached its 2025 goal of transitioning 4,000 vehicles in the city fleet to electric vehicles. DCAS expects 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 Correction and is working on EV contracts for box trucks, garbage trucks for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and additional replacements of gas cars with electric models.