New York City is gearing up to get a Fleet of Eco-Friendly Food Carts
Published By : 13 May 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
American street food has been reining the world since ages. New York is often regarded as the paradise of street food that serves the most delectable delicacies either on roadside, or on the go. In what is hailed to revolutionize the world of street food, New York City announced its decision of rolling out a fleet of 500 eco-friendly food carts in the city. This is a pilot program initiated by the policy makers to help vendors in preparing cleaner and better quality food and reduce air pollution at the same time.
The program is launched by the city in collaboration with MOVE systems, which is a local start up which focuses on providing alternative energy solutions to the city’s mobile food business. Speaking about this commendable effort, Melissa Mark-Viverito, the city council speaker said, food cart vendors and other similar small businesses build the backbone of the New York City’s economy. Launching such pilots is a significant effort taken up by the government in collaboration with MOVE systems to offer eco-friendly and state-of-the-art business solutions to these vendors.
The USP of the initiative is the cart called MRV100. The cart is manufactured to use a combination of alternative fuel, solar power, and battery to function as opposed to the use of gas. The cart has been in-built with a fully furnished kitchen featuring safe sink and refrigeration. These carts will be offered for free to vendors who sign up to the initiative. The payment for the fleet is being made by private funding and donations. However, it might take some time for the new carts to be seen on the streets of the New York City. Nevertheless, a significant number of vendors have expressed their interest in continuing their businesses in the green cart, which is anticipated to be launched after the Memorial Day.