Lauren Ramesbottom

Lauren Ramesbottom

December 15, 2021 6:16 pm


New York City revealed a proposed contract to buy a fleet of Model 3 vehicles from Tesla. The proposal will be discussed at a public hearing on December 16.

In the notice, the city shared: “IN THE MATTER OF a proposed contract between the Department of Citywide Administrative Services of the City of New York and Tesla, Inc., located at 3500 Deer Creek Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304, for procuring Tesla Model 3 All-Electric Sedans. The contract is in the amount of [US]$12,360,000.00. The term of the contract shall be five years from date of Notice of Award. PIN #: 8572200042, E-PIN #: 05622S0005001.”

Although the notice didn’t explicitly clarify the number of Model 3 vehicles involved, if we do the math on the mentioned contract amount ($15,692,256) that leads us to an approximation of 200 to 300 EVs. It’s also unclear what the city hopes to utilize the Tesla fleet for, but earlier this year the NYC Police Department purchased a Tesla Model 3 to turn it into a police patrol vehicle, so this isn’t the first time NYC has looked to operate an EV in one of its many departments.

This contract also comes on the heels of an announcement from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised a US$75 million investment in EVs a few months ago. The Mayor made a number of promises, including:

• 300 electric vehicles to replace fossil fuel-powered models
• 275 fast vehicle chargers
• 20 portable vehicle chargers
• 11 new solar charging carports
• Three electric buses to replace diesel models
• 78 electric ambulances
• The city will retrofit 125 existing diesel-powered trucks to be electric-powered

As such, this proposed purchase of a Tesla Model 3 fleet could be leveraged to replace 300 fossil fuel-powered vehicles with electric cars, as de Blasio promised.

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