The Ford Mustang Mach-E GTs That are joining NYC's Police Departement.
And they are planning on ordering some Teslas too!
After going through the Michigan State Police's vehicle evaluation September last year, The Ford mustang Mach E GT became the first Electric Vehicle to have passed such test. And New York City Administration has just spent 11.5 Million dollars on ordering 184 of these electric vehicles, Which will later be used in various departments such as the Police, Paramedics, Sherriff, And some others.
Picture: Ford Motor Company.
With an average of $62,500 per vehicle, That is quite abit more than the average NYC squad car which starts at $35,000 to close to $58,000. But all this is expected after New York City's plan of having an all electric vehicle lineup by 2035. The money is not for nothing though, as it was confirmed with Ford that these vehicles will in fact be the GTs instead of just the base models, Which comes with a whopping 480 Horsepower and a claimed 3.5 Seconds 0-60. Though during the evaluation, after it had been installed with police equipment, the car managed 0-60 in 4.0 seconds and hit 100 mph in 11.9 seconds.
Picture: Gábor20 Via Wikipedia
The NYPD alone already operates around 6,200 light duty enforcement vehicles, And this purchase will be the largest order of electric vehicles made for law enforcement. The city has also installed 29 fast chargers for the NYPD, and 103 fast chargers citywide.
Telsa model 3, Picture from Autoexpress.
In addition to all that, The City has also considered and planning on buying 250 Tesla model 3s for their highway patrol fleet. These Teslas will cost around $49,000 each, Totaling of just over 12,3 million dollars. It is expected that these electric cars will save the City money in the long run after taking into accounts the gas that the current ICE fleet uses.
Tesla model 3 police car, owned by the Bargersville, Indiana Police Department. Photo: Greater Indiana Clean Cities
The Bargersville, Indiana Police Department have been running a Dual Motor Long Range Tesla Model 3 for the past year, And they revealed that the cost of maintaining the car for 13 months totaled to $825, while a Dodge Charger in the same period totaled to $7,580 in gas and maintenance. So even though the initial purchase of the car would cost around $14,000 more, In the long run it would be cheaper to run these Teslas.