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Biden Will Order Federal Agencies To Stop Buying ICE Vehicles By 2027

Since taking office early this year, President Joe Biden has been very forthcoming about his desire to transition the country away from ICE vehicles and toward electric vehicles. Over the last several months, Biden has taken a number of actions to achieve this goal, including urging Detroit automakers to eye a 40 percent EV sales mix by 2030 before signing an executive order that aspires to achieve a larger 50 percent mix by the same date. However, some don’t feel like Biden has done enough in this regard, and many want him to support more ambitious EV plans that include a ban on the sale of new ICE vehicles by 2035. Biden hasn’t yet embraced these proposals but has now signed an executive order directing federal agencies to stop buying ICE-powered vehicles by 2027.

Biden’s plan to achieve carbon neutrality involves a declaration that “each agency’s light-duty vehicle acquisitions shall be zero-emission vehicles by the end of fiscal year 2027.” Additionally, every federal agency with a fleet containing at least 20 vehicles must develop a zero-emission fleet strategy and then update it annually.

That strategy must contain a number of key components, including how each agency intends to maximize the acquisition and deployment of zero-emission light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles. However, this only applies to areas where the General Services Administration (GSA) offers one or more zero-emission vehicle options for that vehicle class. Additionally, these strategy reports must also present ways to optimize fleet size and composition, as well as methods used to deploy a zero-emission vehicle “refueling” infrastructure.

Biden originally signaled that he intended to transition the entire 650,000-vehicle federal fleet to electric power back in February. After years of debate, the United States Postal Office ultimately chose to award its coveted mail carrier contract to Oshkosh Defense, though Ford will also supply engines, transmissions, suspension parts, and other components for the next-generation model.

We’ll have more on Biden’s electrification plan soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Ken

    They better be American built if they do.

  2. Samurai

    It’s not that I don’t support going green, but we can’t phase out ICE vehicles yet. I support Hybrid systems, but not fully electric. Until a fully electric vehicle with a full load can go from New York to California on a single charge, I don’t want it.

    1. Marty

      The average gas or diesel-powered vehicle requires less than 5 minutes to fill. The average EV takes several hours, sometimes up to half a day or longer. For instance, a diesel F-150 can drive over 800 miles on one tank. While it’s true that this cannot get a person from NY to California on one tank, it would only require a few short stops; and with two people this could be easily/safely achieved in under two days. EVs cannot offer anything even remotely close to this, and won’t for a long time, if ever at all because the current technology is extremely limited and no one seems interested in making any significant advancements. EVs only make sense for those who drive short distances every day or every so often, but not for people who often drive long distances. And even then, with the current skyrocketing energy costs, and all of the new EV mileage taxes that Pete B*ttplug has in mind, the cost to drive an EV per day will be astronomical.

      Cool technology for niche markets, but nothing more than that.

    2. Robert A.

      These USPS vehicles aren’t going to California, unless the PO is in California. They’re mostly going to be in their local and/or neighboring community. So the trucks don’t really need extremely long mileage charges, as they may only go 150 miles per day, if that, for the most part. And, going along with the electric vehicles will be dozens of chargers, probably more than size of the local fleet, at each post office that will keep the trucks fully charged, overnight, once the driver returns to the PO at the end of their daily shift.

  3. Roadrunner

    Hope so. It’s insane to believe you can transition from fossil fuels to elect in such a short time. NOTHING and I repeat NOTHING, you can see or touch except for naturally growing plants, got to market eithout fossil fuel. To change everything to electric will take at least 50 years. By that time the true fossil fuel replacement will be practical. That is HYDROGEN.

    1. Michael

      Electricity will not get you to outer space, the moon or beyond, hydrogen will.

  4. Mike

    Thank god he’ll be gone before then. If he ordered federal agencies to be set up for electric only vehicles, even tho stupid also, it would make sense, before ordering them to buy appliances only.

  5. Jerry

    It reminds me of in 1970s that who killed electric cars?, it may do same way with EV! They didn’t do enough with homework first. good luck government take accountability for the cause.


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