New York City Purchases 382 Chevy Bolt Units In EV Fleet Transition: Video16
The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) have announced a $10.1 million federal grant to finance the purchase of electric vehicles, including Chevy Bolt units, for fleet use. This investment will assist the NYC in reaching its goal of a completely electric light- and medium-duty vehicle fleet by 2035.
Aimed to facilitate the replacement of nearly 925 fossil fuel-powered fleet vehicles, as well as install 315 new EV chargers across the city, the DCAS is set to receive $6.2 million, while the remainder will be administered to the DSNY.
“Thanks to this investment from the Biden Administration, the city is poised to make huge progress on making our fleet more climate friendly,” Meera Joshi, Deputy Mayor for Operations, was quoted as saying. “Our agencies rely on these vehicles to complete vital operations within the five boroughs, and this funding helps us decarbonize some of the hardest vehicles to decarbonize: heavy-duty trucks. From cleaning the streets to getting our air cleaner, the trucks move us in the right direction.”
Some of the EVs in question include 382 units of the Chevy Bolt. This means the Bolt will represent almost 42 percent of all vehicles purchased using this grant, which includes 360 units of Ford E-Transit vans, 150 Ford F-150 E-Lightning pickups, and 25 plug-in hybrid street sweepers. DCAS currently fields nearly 850 units of the Chevy Bolt.
It’s worth noting that it’s unclear if these 382 vehicles consist of Bolt EV units, Bolt EUV units, or a mixture of both.
“We are laying the groundwork for an all-electric fleet of the future that will support critical citywide operations while benefiting the environment,” DCAS Commissioner Dawn Pinnock was quoted as saying. “Through this funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation, we are poised to make a significant transition for our light- and medium-duty fleet. This is a critical next step for our agency as we lead the charge in government fleet operations.”
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As a New Yorker, I am in total agreement and satisfaction that my home City is buying electrics.
Since my Tax Dollars were used to pay for your disgusting, crime-ridden City’s purchase, I couldn’t disagree more. Enjoy your brownouts and “satisfaction” when they all get plugged-in on a hot day. You know, when Con Edison’s already limited and overtaxed generating capacity is overloaded. Ever thought of that ? We already know their “range” will be severely reduced in your cold Winter weather and further reduced when your municipal employees crank up the heat in them to stay warm. Shortsighted, lefty New Yorker….where have we encountered your “type” before ? You’re probably an AOC voter and subscribe to her asinine New Green Deal which isn’t “green” at all !
you obviously know nothing about what you are trying to comment on
Assuming GM Authority readers caught the fact that these vehicles were purchased and charging stations are being installed with a Federal “Grant” ? A “Grant” used to mean it was a “gift” and didn’t have to be paid back. Did you approve buying NYC’s fleet with $10.1M of your TAX money ? The NYC Deputy Mayor said it was a Biden Admin. “investment”. Seems like it’s another “gift” to buy votes.
Did I not just recently read here that the Bolt has battery issues in the cold ? So now you have to be worried about the battery not providing full range in the winter and you can’t get it charged during the summer brown outs!! And don’t forget that in France they have a field full of police vehicles that would have cost them more to replace the batteries than buy another vehicle. Tomg
Actually the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV are very well behaved during the cold. I’ve had GM totally battery electrics since 2017 (and plug-in GM hybrids before that), and the batteries never do anything unexpected. They just work… I do limit my heater usage to just what is necessary to get comfortable and to de-ice the windshield. But its not a big deal at all.
The people who are complaining are those who are unfamiliar with the vehicles.
As far as brownouts go, the vehicles will charge down to 100 volts, (or 195 volts if Level II)
What with the confiscatory electric rates Consolidated Edison charges, these cars will cost more to refuel than an equivalent 3 cyl Trax vehicle..
I had a dealer that tried to screw me yesterday on a bolt, Dan Vaden chevrolet in Savannah Georgia ,, sticker on the car said 32,180 , then after his 7 thousand dollar markup the total out the door was 39,697.88 , I told him we are done here, there is not a car on the planet that I would pay one dollar over sticker , then I got on Twitter to their CEO Mary Barra and sent all the details and a pic of their out the door numbers to her , I told the dealer that dealers like you are why people are happy when they hear that electric cars will soon put dealers out of business
Haha! Apparently your dealership is trying too hard to screw the little guy – who in purchasing an economical vehicle obviously cannot afford to throw away an extra $7,000. Hope they lose their GM franchise agreement.
The haters are all at work at their posts.
So you are looking in the mirror?
LOL, whatever. You are welcome, since we all chipped in for your Bolts.
Hope they don’t fail like the battery busses did in Indy. The first winter that failed in the cold temps and the local news broadcast video of them being recharged with diesel generators!
Way to go Carl. You had to dig hard on this one. The story from WRTV Indy is from November 2019. There is no mention of using diesel generators in the article. There are electric chargers at the depot. Where did you get your story?