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Biden orders 100% ZEV acquisition for Federal fleet by 2035, ZEV LDVs by 2027

US President Joe Biden has issued an executive order directing all Federal agencies to transition to a Zero-Emission Fleet. Under the order, each agency needs to achieve 100% zero-emission vehicle acquisitions by 2035, including 100% zero-emission light-duty vehicle acquisitions by 2027.

Each agency with a fleet of at least 20 vehicles is to develop and annually update a zero-emission fleet strategy that includes optimizing fleet size and composition; deploying zero-emission vehicle re-fueling infrastructure; and maximizing acquisition and deployment of zero-emission light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles where the General Services Administration (GSA) offers one or more zero-emission vehicle options for that vehicle class.

Other provisions of the order include:

  • 100% carbon pollution-free electricity on a net annual basis by 2030, including 50% 24/7 carbon pollution-free electricity;

  • a net-zero emissions building portfolio by 2045, including a 50% emissions reduction by 2032;

  • a 65% reduction in scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions, as defined by the Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Guidance, from Federal operations by 2030 from 2008 levels;

  • net-zero emissions from Federal procurement, including a Buy Clean policy to promote use of construction materials with lower embodied emissions;

  • climate-resilient infrastructure and operations; and

  • a climate- and sustainability-focused Federal workforce.



The first thing that should be electrified are the Post Office delivery vehicles. They are used for less than 100 miles daily in stop and go operation and can charge at night. The problem is that the PO is quasi government, quasi private. Biden needs to change some of the board of governors and get rid of DeJoy. DeJoy could have gone with electric vehicle and probably save operating costs but decided to go with mostly ICE vehicles.


Electric PO delivery vehicles were tried in the 1970's.  They did not work all that well; I know people who bought them as surplus.

If those failures are not fully understood and the failures avoided, we'll only suffer a repeat and damage the Earth further.


50 years of EV advances is looks good enough to make USPS EVs a slam dunk. Just buy Rivian trucks like Amazon.

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