By Catherine Cioffi, Communications Director, Westchester County
Feb. 8, 2023: The Westchester County Department of Public Safety has obtained its first all-electric marked patrol vehicle and has designated it for assignment to the County Police precinct in the village of Mount Kisco.
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is the latest addition to the County’s growing fleet of electric vehicles, which are utilized by multiple County government agencies.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first all-electric vehicle to meet the rigorous road-testing standards used by the Michigan State Police. MSP, along with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, establish standards that are utilized by police departments nationwide when considering new Patrol vehicles for their fleets.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Westchester County is committed to a wide range of actions to lower carbon emissions, address climate change and promote sustainability. The expanding use of electric vehicles is just one of the things we are doing to ensure a healthier future for the people of Westchester.”
Photo courtesy Westchester County
The Bronxville Green Committee is a volunteer organization under Village government. We work with the Trustees and Village staff on programs that promote clean energy initiatives and sustainable ways of living. Our programs include The Bronxville Giving Garden, a community garden whose produce is donated to local groups; Take Back Day, when we collect items to be recycled; and Pollinator Pathways, which encourages adding native plants to our gardens. We believe everyone can make a difference by adopting simple, sustainable practices in daily life so we can work together to protect what we love -- our families, our homes and our town.