The Biden administration has just announced a major decision as part of its strategy to combat global warming and air pollution. As The Verge claims , it wants to replace current government vehicles with a fully electric fleet.
Replacing combustion vehicles with zero emission models is more than a necessity these days. Indeed, the greenhouse gases emitted by our means of transport are partly one of the causes of the phenomenon of climate change which affects all continents. Faced with this reality, Joe Biden had promised during his campaign to replace the government's fleet with electric vehicles. A project that is clearly on the verge of becoming a reality.
During a briefing held last Monday as part of the announcement of his "Buy American" plan, the new tenant of the White House hinted that the thermal vehicles in service within the administration would be gradually replaced by electric.
Electric vehicles manufactured by American companies
"The federal government also has a huge fleet of vehicles, which we will replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America, by American workers , " the US president said, The Verge reported. It should be noted that in 2019, the government fleet comprised approximately 650,000 vehicles (245,000 civilian vehicles, 173,000 military vehicles and 225,000 postal service vehicles).
Suffice to say that Biden's announcement is good news for American groups such as Tesla, Ford, General Motors, Rivian or Lordstown. In Ford's case, for example, the brand announced that it would invest $ 11 billion to launch a new series of electric vehicles, including the Mustang Mach-E and an electric version of the F-150, a pickup truck that meets a huge success with buyers.
What about Tesla?
Regarding General Motors, the group will invest $ 27 billion in the production of electric and autonomous vehicles by 2025. However, there are questions about the case of Tesla. Indeed, the company mainly manufactures high-end electric cars. It remains to be seen whether such products will occupy a large place in the US administration. Where appropriate, Elon Musk and his associates can always count on their company's reputation as the world leader in zero-emission cars.