After the first Ford Mustang Mach-E yellow cabs started popping up around New York, it seems like the people living in the Big Apple are bound to get even more of them on the streets. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services has recently put in an order for 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT models destined for law enforcement and emergency response use.
The Mustang Mach-E models will be used by the New York Police Department, the New York City Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, among others, to add to the city’s fleet of nearly 30,000 vehicles.
The city plans to get the vehicles by June 30th and will spend $11.5 million on them. The Mach-E models will replace gas-powered cars in the NYPD’s fleet of approximately 6,200 “light duty enforcement vehicles,” and are a tiny step toward electrifying the entire fleet. “With today’s announcement, we’re ensuring that our law enforcement and patrol vehicles are moving away from polluting fuels of the past and into a greener future,” said the Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability in a statement.
“Law enforcement EV use is a powerful step towards cutting climate-changing greenhouse emissions, lowering the danger of respiratory ailments, reducing noise, and ending a lengthy reliance on fossil fuels,” said New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito. “Protecting people and the environment at the same time is an important priority for public safety in the future,” he added.
In case you forgot, the performance-oriented EV is equipped with a dual-motor all-wheel drive system that provides 480 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. This allows the crossover to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, which means it will be catching up to criminals faster.