CITYWIDE — New York City will be the first city on the East Coast to transition its fleet of heavy-duty vehicles — such as garbage trucks and ambulances — from fossil to renewable fuel, Mayor Eric Adams and Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Dawn Pinnock said Wednesday. The city’s fleet includes more than 12,600 on- and off-road trucks and specialized equipment that currently operate on standard diesel fuel. By the end of FY2024, they will all operate on renewable diesel, made from fats and waste cooking oils.
The administration is also moving to electrify the city’s fleet. DCAS expects to operate over 5,000 electric vehicles by the end of 2023, an increase of 49% in FY2023.