FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2021
Noah Barnes, Plug In America
Plug In America applauds executive order electrifying the federal fleet
LOS ANGELES—Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at combating our global climate crisis. Among the measures included in this order was a directive to make the entire federal fleet zero-emission by 2035 and all federal light-duty vehicles zero-emission by 2027.
In response, Plug In America Executive Director Joel Levin released the following statement:
“We are very pleased that the president has taken this monumental step on the path to full transportation electrification. By transitioning the federal government’s fleet of more than 600,000 cars and trucks to electric vehicles, we will not only reduce the amount of air pollution that our communities breathe, but we will also spur more innovation and production in the electric vehicle industry. Electric vehicles are good for consumers, good for our economy, and good for our nation and planet. At a time when climate change is causing devastation around the world, the time is now to shift to clean electric transportation.
“We encourage Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act with the full EV funding that the president proposed. We also encourage all Americans to make their voices heard and contact their members of Congress at RealEVChange.org.”
About Plug In America
Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. We drive electric. You can too. PlugInAmerica.org