Transportation officials in New York City are working on a project to convert old cars into electric vehicles.
The city wants to have the cars “run on battery power,” which would allow the vehicles to be more efficient, according to a report in the New York Times.
But the cars will need to be upgraded to make the electric drive possible, and this upgrade isn’t happening immediately.
The project is part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative, which is aimed at eliminating traffic fatalities, injuries, and pollution.
As the Times explains, New York’s electric cars are currently limited to “truck-based, four-seat vehicles that have been fitted with electric motors.”
The Times points out that electric cars that are currently used in commercial vehicles would be able to run on batteries.
However, the city hasn’t said whether these cars would be used in the city.
New York has been looking for alternatives to diesel fuel for decades, and has recently been implementing more sustainable policies in order to make it more environmentally friendly.
New Yorkers may have had the option to choose between electric cars or diesel fuel, but they didn’t take the latter.
New-car sales have been falling in recent years, and in January the Bloomberg administration announced that the city would no longer be using diesel fuel in its fleet.
In January, Bloomberg said that diesel will remain a part of New York transportation until 2021.