WASHINGTON – U.S. General Services Administrator Robin Carnahan issued this statement in support of the Biden-Harris Administration announcement yesterday to electrify the U.S. Postal Service mail delivery fleet:
“We are thrilled to voice support and partnership for this major effort to electrify the fleet of the U.S. Postal Service. This will help us drive toward the President’s goal of 100% acquisition of zero-emission light-duty vehicles by 2027 and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2035. As the buying source for 423,000 federal fleet vehicles, GSA has been helping all federal agencies transition to zero-emission vehicles, including offering 65 zero-emission models to federal agencies in FY22 (up from 34 in FY21) and achieving a fivefold increase in ZEV acquisitions from FY2021 to FY2022.
We look forward to working alongside USPS to continue to strengthen the federal government’s relationships with automakers, utilities, government agencies at all levels, and others to accelerate electrification of fleets and speed the market’s transition to cleaner vehicles.
Announcements like the Administration made today are a triple-win. We’re creating good jobs, we’re reducing energy costs, and we’re helping ensure a healthier planet for future generations.”
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