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Ann Arbor Police Department getting its first all-electric Ford Mustangs

https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbo...ing-its-first-all-electric-ford-mustangs.html

January 2, 2021

ANN ARBOR, MI — The Ann Arbor Police Department is adding a couple all-electric Ford Mustangs to its patrol fleet.

City Council OK’d the $93,926 purchase of two 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles at its last meeting in December.

“The Mach-E is an all-electric, small crossover vehicle that is new on the market,” Matt Kulhanek, the city’s fleet manager, told council in a memo, noting the city is purchasing all-wheel-drive models for winter weather conditions.

The vehicles, which are expected to arrive later in 2021, could go about 210 miles per charge, Kulhanek said.

“As a fully electric vehicle, this purchase is consistent with many of the city’s established sustainability efforts including the Green Fleets Policy and the A2Zero Plan,” Kulhanek wrote.

The city has been gradually shifting toward all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as part of its goal of achieving communitywide carbon-neutrality by 2030.

The city’s sustainability office is putting $30,549 toward the initial EV purchases, though the police department will be responsible for the increased fleet replacement costs each year, Kulhanek said, noting fuel savings will offset some of the expense.

“These vehicles will also require Level 2 chargers at an estimated cost of $5,000,” he told council, adding that would be funded separately.

The city’s sustainability office has a goal of adding 100 new EV chargers throughout the community in 2021, including four rapid-chargers planned outside city hall and the police station on Ann Street.

The new electric Mustangs are replacing two police vehicles reaching their contractual limit, Kulhanek said.

The city’s labor contracts with the Ann Arbor Police Officers Association and the Ann Arbor Police Supervisors require the city to replace vehicles used by the police union members every six years or 80,000 miles, whichever comes first.

In addition to the new electric Mustangs, which are coming from Gorno Ford in Woodhaven, council OK’d a six-year, $348,308 contract for new dashboard cameras in AAPD vehicles.

The agreement with Axon Enterprise Inc. includes the cost of new cameras and Wi-Fi offload server hardware in patrol vehicles and cloud data storage via Evidence.com.

Ann Arbor resident Adam Oxner addressed council, urging city leaders to make sure the city’s police oversight commission has a say on future technology purchases to avoid using facial recognition technology.

AAPD does not use or possess facial recognition technology, including the Axon dash cameras and body cameras, Police Chief Michael Cox said.

“Facial recognition technology has been proven over and over again to be biased and used mostly to surveil lower-income communities and communities of color,” Oxner said, calling it a powerful technology that, in the wrong hands, can harm the less privileged.

While the contract does not grant Axon the right to analyze the city’s data in ways that identify anyone’s personally identifiable information, it does upload all recordings to Axon’s servers and that’s a citizen privacy concern, Oxner said.

“It is exactly this type of technology used by police that we need strong citizen oversight of,” he said.

It’s good to know current AAPD practice is on the proper side of policing on the issue of facial recognition technology, said Ali Ramlawi, a City Council liaison to the police oversight commission.
 

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Was just about to post this! Very exciting! I'm glad to see more PDs going EV.
 

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I hope they keep and report detailed stats on the costs over time. I saw an article last year about a small police department that bought a couple Teslas. They saved so much money in gas and maintenance that they were moving ahead with replacing their remaining ICE cars and adding an additional EV to their fleet with the savings.
 

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I hope they keep and report detailed stats on the costs over time. I saw an article last year about a small police department that bought a couple Teslas. They saved so much money in gas and maintenance that they were moving ahead with replacing their remaining ICE cars and adding an additional EV to their fleet with the savings.
cost over time will be a big point to find out i agree.
 

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Let me get this straight: Now to get a ride in a Mach-E all I have to do is go to Ann Arbor (about 20 minutes from me) and do some crimes?? Sheesh

(Yes I know: Mine will likely arrive before theirs do...so what if I do those crimes in my Mach-E?)
 

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But $5,000 for two level 2 chargers? Is that a typo, or government at work?
They are likely including installation, so $2500 for the EVSE and all the included wiring, breakers, etc.

Not unreasonable depending on where they are going.

The funny thing is, there are Level-2 chargers all over Ann Arbor.
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They are likely including installation, so $2500 for the EVSE and all the included wiring, breakers, etc.

Not unreasonable depending on where they are going.

The funny thing is, there are Level-2 chargers all over Ann Arbor.
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That also great. need more and more.
 

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In other Ann Arbor news: (I added the bolding below)

Ann Arbor gets $170K from state, DTE to install rapid EV chargers downtown
Updated Dec 20, 2020; Posted Dec 20, 2020
UNV4AVVMYFHIFJ3ZJFD2P6HCDA.jpg

A newly-installed curbside electric vehicle charging station in the Pittsfield Village neighborhood, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Ann Arbor. (Ben Allan Smith | MLive.com)Ben Allan Smith | MLive.com

By Ryan Stanton | [email protected]

ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor is getting some help from the state of Michigan and DTE Energy to install rapid-charging stations for electric vehicles outside city hall downtown.
The city has accepted a $100,000 grant as part of DTE’s Charging Forward program and $70,000 from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
The money will be used to install four “direct-current fast chargers” along Ann Street next spring, available for use by both the public and city government employees, said Missy Stults, city sustainability manager.

The new equipment, in line with the city’s A2Zero carbon-neutrality plan, will benefit the city with rapid charging options as city fleet electrification continues, Stults said.

An electric car can get fully charged within 20 to 30 minutes with the 62.5-kilowatt chargers, but most cars probably won’t be “empty,” so they can top off in minutes, she said, suggesting people will be able to run into city hall to register vote and fill up their EV battery at the same time. People will pay for the electricity they use, she said.

While there are dozens of “level 2″ EV chargers at downtown Ann Arbor parking lots and garages already, these will be the city’s first public rapid-charging stations, Stults said.

Transportation is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Ann Arbor, Stults said in a memo to City Council this month, getting council’s unanimous OK to purchase the EV chargers for $173,462 from Chargepoint Inc.

The city has been very satisfied with its existing ChargePoint chargers, Stults said, noting the city purchased seven dual-port, level-2 chargers for building department vehicles this year.

In order to reach an ambitious carbon-neutrality goal by 2030, the city is focusing on electrifying buildings, appliances and vehicles throughout the community, with a goal of moving away from fossil fuels and powering the entire community with 100% renewable energy, including solar panel arrays.

The A2Zero plan calls for adding significantly more EV chargers throughout the city and sets a goal of having 10% of all public and private parking spaces equipped with level-2 chargers and 2% equipped with fast chargers by 2030.

The plan also sets a goal of having 50% of private vehicle fleets in the city all-electric by 2030, noting improved local air quality will be one of the benefits.

In the next three decades, EVs will replace internal-combustion-engine vehicles as the dominant vehicle on the market, the A2Zero plan predicts, calling for chargers not just downtown, but at park-and-ride lots, workplaces and elsewhere.

The city estimates expanded EV charging infrastructure in Ann Arbor will cost about $42 million over 10 years, with partners including the city, University of Michigan, state, private businesses and property owners, EV charging manufacturers and installers, private developers and DTE.

The plan adopted by City Council this year proposes installing 1,250 level-2 chargers in the city each year starting in 2021, with 200 of them each year paid by utility rebates, plus two fast chargers per year paid by utility rebates.

That includes adding 20 more level-2 chargers at each downtown garage and lot in 2021, and more as needed in 2022.


“Expanded public charging in garages and lots will ensure that some basic level of charging is available to all who need it,” the A2Zero plan states.

The plan also calls for dedicating fast chargers for ride-sharing or car-sharing services and the public.

To ensure equity with placement of EV chargers, the plan also calls for prioritizing renters in apartments and curbside chargers for residents who don’t have a garage or driveway.

A new city ordinance requiring EV chargers in new developments is going before City Council for a first reading Monday night, Dec. 21.

Council also has been gradually approving purchases to replace old city vehicles with new electric vehicles, though the city still is purchasing some gasoline-fueled vehicles and hybrids.

Council will be asked Monday night to OK $93,926 to purchase two Ford Mach-E all-electric sedans for police.
 
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In other Ann Arbor news: (I added the bolding below)

Ann Arbor gets $170K from state, DTE to install rapid EV chargers downtown
Updated Dec 20, 2020; Posted Dec 20, 2020
UNV4AVVMYFHIFJ3ZJFD2P6HCDA.jpg

A newly-installed curbside electric vehicle charging station in the Pittsfield Village neighborhood, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Ann Arbor. (Ben Allan Smith | MLive.com)Ben Allan Smith | MLive.com

By Ryan Stanton | [email protected]

ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor is getting some help from the state of Michigan and DTE Energy to install rapid-charging stations for electric vehicles outside city hall downtown.
The city has accepted a $100,000 grant as part of DTE’s Charging Forward program and $70,000 from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
The money will be used to install four “direct-current fast chargers” along Ann Street next spring, available for use by both the public and city government employees, said Missy Stults, city sustainability manager.

The new equipment, in line with the city’s A2Zero carbon-neutrality plan, will benefit the city with rapid charging options as city fleet electrification continues, Stults said.

An electric car can get fully charged within 20 to 30 minutes with the 62.5-kilowatt chargers, but most cars probably won’t be “empty,” so they can top off in minutes, she said, suggesting people will be able to run into city hall to register vote and fill up their EV battery at the same time. People will pay for the electricity they use, she said.

While there are dozens of “level 2″ EV chargers at downtown Ann Arbor parking lots and garages already, these will be the city’s first public rapid-charging stations, Stults said.

Transportation is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Ann Arbor, Stults said in a memo to City Council this month, getting council’s unanimous OK to purchase the EV chargers for $173,462 from Chargepoint Inc.

The city has been very satisfied with its existing ChargePoint chargers, Stults said, noting the city purchased seven dual-port, level-2 chargers for building department vehicles this year.

In order to reach an ambitious carbon-neutrality goal by 2030, the city is focusing on electrifying buildings, appliances and vehicles throughout the community, with a goal of moving away from fossil fuels and powering the entire community with 100% renewable energy, including solar panel arrays.

The A2Zero plan calls for adding significantly more EV chargers throughout the city and sets a goal of having 10% of all public and private parking spaces equipped with level-2 chargers and 2% equipped with fast chargers by 2030.

The plan also sets a goal of having 50% of private vehicle fleets in the city all-electric by 2030, noting improved local air quality will be one of the benefits.

In the next three decades, EVs will replace internal-combustion-engine vehicles as the dominant vehicle on the market, the A2Zero plan predicts, calling for chargers not just downtown, but at park-and-ride lots, workplaces and elsewhere.

The city estimates expanded EV charging infrastructure in Ann Arbor will cost about $42 million over 10 years, with partners including the city, University of Michigan, state, private businesses and property owners, EV charging manufacturers and installers, private developers and DTE.

The plan adopted by City Council this year proposes installing 1,250 level-2 chargers in the city each year starting in 2021, with 200 of them each year paid by utility rebates, plus two fast chargers per year paid by utility rebates.

That includes adding 20 more level-2 chargers at each downtown garage and lot in 2021, and more as needed in 2022.


“Expanded public charging in garages and lots will ensure that some basic level of charging is available to all who need it,” the A2Zero plan states.

The plan also calls for dedicating fast chargers for ride-sharing or car-sharing services and the public.

To ensure equity with placement of EV chargers, the plan also calls for prioritizing renters in apartments and curbside chargers for residents who don’t have a garage or driveway.

A new city ordinance requiring EV chargers in new developments is going before City Council for a first reading Monday night, Dec. 21.

Council also has been gradually approving purchases to replace old city vehicles with new electric vehicles, though the city still is purchasing some gasoline-fueled vehicles and hybrids.

Council will be asked Monday night to OK $93,926 to purchase two Ford Mach-E all-electric sedans for police.
Ann Arbor continues to lead the way. Very exciting to see these chargers get installed.
 

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They are likely including installation, so $2500 for the EVSE and all the included wiring, breakers, etc.

Not unreasonable depending on where they are going.

The funny thing is, there are Level-2 chargers all over Ann Arbor.
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You would think a city the size of Ann Arbor would have a maintenance crew with an electrician. But, whatever.
 

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Ann Arbor continues to lead the way. Very exciting to see these chargers get installed.
I went to law school in Ann Arbor. A very artsy and trendy place. I can see why electric vehicles would be popular there.
 

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With only 210 mile range, they must be getting the GT Performance versions. There will be extra weight and power needs as well for the Police tech.
 



 









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