New York city is adding another electric hybrid to there fleet, the Chevy Volt. This is a portion of there 70 car order. This will save the city a lot of money in the long run when it comes to rising gas prices. The only problem I see happening is the cars 35 mile battery range and the New York stop and go traffic. This really doesn’t give the car enough time to fire up the gasoline engine so I wonder what the real mileage range will be of these cars in the traffic conditions.
Along with the Volt the police departments diverse collection of cars includes, Ford Crown Victoria sedans to Nissan Altima hybrids to electric scooters and golf carts. The city already has 430 electric cars in the fleet and i’m sure that will be increasing as time moves on. This puts New York City on the map of having the largest electric car fleet in the nation. So if you live in New York watch out for these shiny new cars on the road.