New York: In line with its commitment to reducing carbon emissions by 2040, New York City is all set to bring a multi-million yet environment-friendly project of purchasing over 900 electric vehicles including vans, pickups that will replace the old fleet, soon.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the project at a press conference.
“Electric vehicles are our future,” said the Adams.
According to the plan, 300 new charging stations will also be established.
The federal government will provide funds of 10 million dollars for this project. Some $6 million will be spent on the purchase of electric vehicles for the City Department for Administrative Services.
The remaining grant will go to the city’s Sanitation Department, which plans to purchase seven electric garbage trucks and plug-in Hubbard Street sewers.
According to officials, 4,000 electric vehicles were being used in the city by September, which is a milestone.