YONKERS – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced the expansion of the City of Yonkers’ green fleet with the addition of 5 new full electric Ford F-150 Lightning pick-up trucks. Part of the City’s green initiative and the Yonkers Climate Action Plan, the City of Yonkers maintains the largest electric vehicle fleet among Westchester County municipalities.
The City of Yonkers’ green fleet now includes 118 electric and hybrid vehicles. Additional electric pick-up trucks will be added to the fleet later this year.
“These new vehicles will continue to help us navigate the future of Yonkers by reducing our carbon footprint,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “We want to lead the way in Westchester and commit to a greener, more sustainable Yonkers by utilizing the innovative technology available to us.”
Department of Public Works Commissioner Thomas G. Meier said, “As part of Mayor Spano’s continuing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Department of Public Works has continued to add electric and hybrid electric vehicles to our fleet. These five all-electric light-duty utility trucks provide another level of success towards accomplishing his goal to make Yonkers a cleaner and more sustainable City.”
Director of the City of Yonkers Office for Sustainability William Serratore said, “Thanks to the leadership of Mayor Mike Spano, the City of Yonkers is advancing access along the green highway by electrifying our fleet. The Lightning F-150 trucks will increase functionality and the City’s capabilities during emergencies.”
The Ford F-150 Lightning trucks have an estimated range of 240 miles and can also be used to power tools and appliances, as well as provide backup power in the event of a power outage.
In April 2023, Mayor Spano announced the expansion of electric vehicle charging stations in the City of Yonkers with 90 ports available at several sites including City parking lots, garages, and curbside locations. Part of the Yonkers Climate Action Plan’s goal is to secure the City’s path to zero emissions by 2050, which includes a 100% electric fleet.