The City of New York has decided to purchase 50 Chevy Volts, which it’s adding to its fleet in an effort to reduce air pollution, carbon emissions and gasoline consumption.
The Volt will be the first electric car used by the New York City Police Department and represents the majority of 70 new electric vehicles joining NYC’s fleet.
“This is the latest and largest-ever addition of electric vehicles to the City’s fleet, which is already the largest municipal clean-air vehicle fleet in the nation,” Bloomberg said in a press statement. “We will continue to lead by example, but we also must provide New Yorkers with tools to make environmentally friendly choices in their own lives.
“When provided with the facts, people become far more likely to choose an electric vehicle. Our job is to ensure the public has the facts, ensure they can make their own decisions and ensure that if they want to drive an electric vehicle, we are providing the infrastructure needed. It’s all part of our PlaNYC agenda to create a greener, greater New York City.”