Joe Biden on Monday vowed to replace the US government’s fleet of roughly 650,000 vehicles with electric models as the new administration shifts its focus toward clean-energy, Reuters reported.
Biden vows to replace US government fleet with electric vehicles
STEPANAKERT, JANUARY 26, ARTSAKHPRESS: “The federal government also owns an enormous fleet of vehicles, which we’re going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America made by American workers,” Biden said Monday, according to the news agency.
Biden criticized existing rules that allow vehicles to be considered U.S. made when purchased by the US government even if they have significant non-American made components.
Biden said he would close “loopholes” that allow key parts like engines, steel and glass to be manufactured abroad for vehicles considered US made.
The White House did not immediately answer questions about over what period Biden planned to replace current vehicles. It could cost the U.S. $20 billion or more to replace the fleet.