Biden vows to replace entire gov’t fleet of nearly 650K cars and trucks with electric vehicles

President Joe Biden vowed on Monday to replace the entire fleet of government cars and trucks with “clean electric vehicles” during his presidency as a way to lead the charge on climate issues and make good on his promise to launch a “clean energy revolution.”

President Joe Biden vowed on Monday to replace the entire fleet of government cars and trucks with “clean electric vehicles” during his presidency as a way to lead the charge on climate issues and make good on his promise to launch a “clean energy revolution.”

CNBC noted that the initiative will be difficult and costly, given the fact that very few companies in America are currently manufacturing completely electric vehicles.

“There are currently only a handful of all-electric vehicles being assembled in the U.S. Tesla, General Motors and Nissan Motor produce EVs domestically, while Ford Motor and others have announced plans to do some,” the news outlet noted.

But some believe the industry is about to go through a transformation — and quickly.

“The current offerings are pretty slim, but the industry’s about to unleash an avalanche of new product, and a lot of it built in North America,” Kristin Dziczek, vice president of industry, labor, and economics at the Center for Automotive Research, said in an interview with CNBC. “Just about every U.S. plant is going to have a hybrid or electric product.”

GSA reported that as of July 2020, only 3,215 of the government-owned cars or trucks were electric vehicles.

Anything else?

Biden repeatedly touted plans to shift the country away from gas-powered vehicles while on the campaign trail last year.

In July, he suggested as a part of a $2 trillion climate plan to completely outlaw new production of light- and medium-duty gas-powered vehicles through the implementation of rigorous new fuel economy standards.

While that drastic action has not yet been taken, it has only been days since Biden was sworn in to office, and it is clear that he intends to make top-down enforcement of clean energy initiatives a priority of his administration.

10 thoughts on “Biden vows to replace entire gov’t fleet of nearly 650K cars and trucks with electric vehicles

  1. He needs to replace his airplanes also. They should run out of power with him and his azzholes over the ocean. The ships should also be replaced.

  2. That is great. Now find a place to charge them. We have one charge station in my town owned by a hotel. What is the recycling plan for expended batteries?

    1. Take a look, Mustang, did that hotel install wind or solar to operate the charging station or did they just tie it into the coal/oil fired grid?

  3. Very surprised that so many just believed Joe was a Moderate! Just a fun loving Grandpa. Didn’t anybody read the Bernie Biden manifesto 106 pages of how they were going to destroy our country before voting for him?

  4. Like all the global warming anti fossil fuel fools. He has no idea of the global damage done to make batteries for electric vehicles. Mining, manufacturing, old battery disposal, and on and on.
    Global weather goes in cycles over time from hot to cold and back again. Deforesting of the rain forest is probably man’s biggest impact on global weather. And do not forget CA’s unmanaged forests that burn every year.

  5. How does the stupid SOB think the electricity to charge the batteries is going to be generated ? Maybe wind mills on every corner, solar panels on every square mile of unused land? Idiots are running this government since Jan 20th.

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