Procure all zero emission heavy-duty vehicles
- Date Due
- Responsible Entity
- NYC Government
- Procure all zero emission heavy-duty vehicles
- After July 1, 2028, all heavy-duty vehicles procured by the City will be zero emission vehicles such that all heavy-duty vehicles in the City’s fleet are zero emission vehicles by July 1, 2038 subject to certain exceptions.
- LL140 of 2023 amends Administrative Code Section 24-163.
Section 24-163 of the NYC Administrative Code: "d (1) Except as provided for in paragraph two of this subdivision, beginning July 1, 2028, each heavy-duty vehicle and specialized motor vehicle that the city purchases shall be a zero emission vehicle, such that by July 1, 2038 all heavy-duty and specialized motor vehicles shall be replaced with zero emission vehicles subject to the commercial availability and reliability of zero emission heavy-duty and specialized motor vehicles, and the technical and physical availability of related planned infrastructure, including but not limited to charging stations and depots for zero emission heavy-duty and specialized motor vehicles...
(2) The city shall not be required to purchase a zero emission vehicle in accordance with paragraph one of this subdivision if the only available vehicle or vehicles that achieve such a rating cost greater than fifty percent more than the lowest bid as determined by the applicable procurement process for a vehicle available in the next highest rating category that meets the requirements for the intended use by the city of such vehicle or if the commissioner of an affected agency determines that the use of such vehicle would be impractical or would unduly hinder the operations of such city agency, or if the commissioner determines that the city lacks the charging infrastructure, fueling infrastructure, and emergency backup power to support use of such a vehicle, and provides substantiating documentation, to the speaker of the council, of best efforts to obtain and install such charging and fueling infrastructure, and emergency backup power, provided that, for any such vehicle, the city shall select a vehicle of the next highest category of: (i) a PHEV with a minimum all-electric range of no less than 20 miles; (ii) a PHEV; (iii) an HEV; or (iv) the next highest rating category as exists under the California LEV III standards, or any successor or equivalent standard as determined by the commissioner, that meets the requirements for the intended use by the city of such vehicle."