NYC just spent $11.5m on 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT SUVs for law enforcement

New York City is getting 184 Mustang Mach-E SUVs for emergency response and law enforcement authorities. It is assumed to be the largest purchase made to buy the all-electric vehicles to date, according to city officials’ announcements made this Wednesday.

 The statement may give some fuel to the readers which is however true! After almost more than 25 years, the United States has finally decided to get Ford Mustang Electric cars for Police departments. 1980s Legendary Fox-body SSP as Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E was being used till now. But New York City has just made the decision to buy 184 Mach-E GT cruisers for about $11.5 million saying they are trying to figure what effect it will bring in the new world.

The Big Apple will receive the delivery of these vehicles by June 30 and will replace the gas-powered vehicles used by the NYPD, New York City Sheriff’s Office, The Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Correction, the Department of Environmental Protection, NYC Emergency Management, and the Chief Medical Examiner Office.

 The price of $11.5 million on the initial order will approximately give the tag of $62,500 approx. to each vehicle. However, the cost includes the price of significant safety equipment used for law enforcement.

The acting commissioner of the NYC DCAS stated in a press release that “Smart investments in fleet electrification will help New York City break its dependence on fossil fuels.”

The attempt of investing in getting these vehicles is a step ahead in achieving the all-electric fleet goal by 2035. It is a decision made to reduce carbon emission which leads to respiratory issues and the gases which contribute to climate change, according to the officials of NYPD in the news release.

The NYC Chief Fleet officer, Keith Kerman told the news, “This order of all-electric Mach-Es will enable our law enforcement agencies to put electric models to the full test and work out maintenance, lights, and sirens, charging, and other operational issues.”

The Chief Executive Officer of Ford, Jim Farley immediately tweeted after New York City released the updates on Wednesday, “As America’s leading maker of police vehicles, @Ford is proud the City of New York is adding the Mustang Mach-E GT to the NYPD fleet.”

He further tweeted:  “NYC DCAS is making the largest electric vehicle purchase for law enforcement and emergency response use to date, taking another step towards achieving an all-electric municipal fleet and helping the City divest from fossil fuels and reduce emissions!

Ford provides almost two-third of the Police vehicles across the United States as the sales data shows. As for the Mustang Mach-E, it is assembled in Cuautitlán Assembly in Mexico for the auto market around the world except for China.

The recent NYC purchase is the largest and high-profile win for Ford’s CEO since he took the charge of the company on Oct. 1st, 2020. After the purchase, the stock prices are doubled to $20 per share.

With this, the company’s overall shares spiked from its rival company General Motors. On Tuesday, the stock market showed the value of Ford as $82.96 billion, whereas GM fell a little behind with $82.92. It’s the first time after 2016 that Ford is ahead of GM as reported by Barron’s.

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