The corresponding decree was signed by President Joe Biden.
The U.S. Federal Government intends to stop purchasing cars with internal combustion engines by 2035. The corresponding decree was signed by U.S. President Joe Biden.
The decree notes that the U.S. federal government is “the largest landowner, the largest energy consumer and the largest employer in the country” and is able to make its operations “clean and sustainable.”
The Federal government owns more than 650 thousand cars, about 50 thousand are purchased annually. According to the decree, by 2027, government agencies will completely abandon the purchase of passenger cars using gasoline and diesel fuel.
According to the plan, this will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2030, and reduce emissions to zero by 2050.
Some exceptions are made for military and space programs.
Currently, electric vehicles make up only 0.5% of the federal fleet. In 2020, the federal authorities spent $ 730 million on the purchase of fuel.