25 Mar '15, 9pm

Obama: Half Of Federal Fleets Must Be PHEV Or ZEV By 2025

Obama: Half Of Federal Fleets Must Be PHEV Or ZEV By 2025

As part of a 10-year plan to increase sustainability at the federal level, President Barack Obama is calling for more plug-in and zero emission vehicles in government fleets. Under the Executive Order, which was signed last week, Obama said zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and plug-in hybrid (PHEVs) must make up at least 20-percent of federal fleets by the end of 2020. By December 31, 2025, half of fleet vehicles must be ZEVs or PHEVs. Infrastructure planning to support these vehicles, including charging and refueling stations, is also called for in the decree. The ratio of alternatively fueled vehicles in all government fleets is currently far below this, according to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance). The organization represents automakers such as General Motors, Ford and Toyota. The Auto Alliance estimated that only 3.9-percent of 2013 government fle...

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