The US government may need more than 100,000 electric vehicle charging stations. This amount is said to be needed to support the widespread use of electric vehicles. This was confirmed by the government watchdog at a session of the US congress on Tuesday, March 5.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said that as of March, federal agencies had about 1,100 charging stations.
US President Joe Biden last year signed an executive order directing the US government to end purchases of vehicles with internal combustion engines by 2035.
In 2020, only 1,177 government vehicles are electric vehicles. That number is less than 0.3% of the total 657,000 vehicles. By 2020, $4.2 billion must be spent on vehicle costs, including $730 million in fuel costs.
The General Services Administration (GSA) on Tuesday also said that as of March 10, federal agencies had ordered an additional 1,854 zero-emissions vehicles since the previous report.
The US government typically buys about 50,000 vehicles each year. Biden’s executive order says that light vehicles acquired by the government will be emission-free by 2027.
In March, USPS will buy 10,019 electric vehicles as part of their delivery fleet. The number is part of the 50,000 delivery vehicles that USPS will order.
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