In order to attain the objective listed in the "Green New Deal" by 2050, the New York government has decreed that all public vehicles of the city will have to be electric ones by 2040; this includes buses, ferry boats, passenger cars, ambulances, garbage trucks, engineering cars, tow trucks, and other service vehicles.
The number of NY public vehicles tops 30,000 now, which is the highest in the U.S..
With implementation starting from this year, the policy of the government will call for the employment of 4,000 public electric vehicles, either via replacement or renovation, by 2025.
This will enable the city to cut its public vehicle CO2 emissions by 50%. The policy will entail the installation of a large number of public charging stations, which will facilitate the popularization of electric cars in the city significantly.
The NY government has also decided to ban the use of fossil fuel and natural gas by all of the new public buildings built after 2040, as well as all fossil-fuel infrastructure, while increasing investments in wind power and PV power.
(Photo courtesy of NY government)