NYPD – Press Release: Commissioner Introduces Hybrid Cars

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Nissan Altima

Nissan Altimas are First Cars Deployed for NYPD

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly deployed 40 Nissan Altima as the first alternative fuel to be used as marked and unmarked cars in the Police Department#8217;s The Altima Hybrids have assigned to areas of the city their fuel efficiency the greatest economic and environmental #8211; both in precincts a large coverage area and precincts prone to heavy traffic.

The 40 hybrid vehicles, 18 and 22 unmarked, will be used in precincts and other units in all boroughs. The hybrid Altimas are funded by the intra-agency Energy Steering Committee, created by Order signed by Mayor in 2007 and chaired by Deputy for Operations Edward Skyler.

#8220;These new patrol cars help fulfill the PlaNYC of reducing City government#8217;s footprint,#8221; said Mayor #8220;Through savings in fuel, Altimas can quickly cover additional cost, from they will save money #8211; another of how going green is good for our and our pocketbooks.#8221;

#8220;The NYPD embraces when it doesn#8217;t compromise or safety to our personnel and the public,#8221; Commissioner Kelly. #8220;We to get the most mileage out of technology it makes sense #8211; the addition of these hybrids, doing that literally.#8221;

the Altima hybrids are the first fuel vehicles to be used as police cars, the NYPD uses hybrid vehicles in its enforcement fleet as well as scooters. The Police Department has 10 GMC Yukon Hybrid SUVs by NYPD Duty Captains for patrol. Additionally, police utilize T-3 personal movers in parks, stadiums and beaches.

The Nissan Altima Hybrids for 40 of over 100 total hybrid the Department is expected to deploy year.

The Nissan Altima were acquired earlier year following evaluation and by the Police Department#8217;s Fleet Division and Driver Training At $25,391 per vehicle, the Altima cost about $1,500 than the conventional Impala. At 3 5 per gallon for city driving, the Altima gets double the gas of the Impala, which gets 16 miles per gallon.

The Altima hybrids, manufactured in Tennessee and outfitted with specialized for patrol, will be in addition to the Chevrolet Impala and the Crown Victoria. The Department uses Dodge Chargers, for highway patrol. As with all technology vehicles, the Altima between gasoline engine and motor. After a year of the vehicles performance the Department determine whether to further them into the fleet.

The Altima Hybrids will to over 170 the total number of vehicles the Department is expected to this year.

In July 2008, Mayor put forth a long-term action to achieve the PlaNYC goal of energy consumption and greenhouse gas from the City#8217;s municipal and operations by 30 percent by 2017. The plan, available on nyc.gov, is a guide to reducing the City#8217;s footprint, through making buildings more efficient, preventative maintenance, capturing potential at wastewater treatment and more.

To meet its 30 percent goal by 2017, the City produce 1.68 million metric tons of carbon equivalents (CO2e) annually with 2006 levels. will be achieved through an capital improvement program for the facilities, and significant enhancements to its operations and maintenance practices.

The projects in the long-term plan, the purchase of some of the Nissan hybrids, will be partially by an annual commitment of 10 percent of the energy budget, which in year 2009 is $100 City government accounts for 6.5 percent of New York City’s energy usage and 10 percent of its electricity demand.

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