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Tuesday, 26 January 2021 18:11

President Biden: We'll Replace Entire Fleet of Federal Vehicles with EVs

Written by Tom Moloughney, Inside EVs

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President Joe Biden isn't wasting any time in making his policy clear on electric vehicles.

In a speech Jan. 25, less than one week into his presidency, Biden announced he plans to replace all federal vehicles in service with domestically-made EVs.

 

According to the General Service Administration’s 2019 Federal Fleet Report, that's a total of 645,000 vehicles. However, the president didn't lay out any plans or timeline whatsoever, only a commitment to transition the fleet to zero-emission electric vehicles. 

 

"Together, this will be the largest mobilization of public investment and procurement infrastructure and R&D since World War II," Biden said.

 

Biden also added that all of the electric vehicles would be domestically made, which would narrow down the choices when ordering replacement vehicles. 

 

Tesla Model 3s have already proven to make great police cruisers for some departments willing to give the vehicle a chance. It appears to be paying off, as the Bargersville Police Department in Indiana announced the Model 3 saved $6,750 in only one year of service, as compared to a Dodge Charger cruiser.

 

We can only imagine how much the government would save by...


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