According to the Daily Mail and Reuters on the 26th, less than a week after taking the presidency, Biden introduced a number of support policies for new energy vehicles.
The largest of these is to replace all about 650,000 vehicles from the U.S. government fleet with electric vehicles assembled in the United States, which is expected to cost $20 billion. .
The automobile industry believes that because the size of the U.S. official car market itself is not large, it will not have much impact immediately, but the U.S. electric vehicle market will expand in the future.
Biden reportedly signed an executive order to “buy American goods” on the 25th local time and stated the above-mentioned policy. “Buying American Goods” refers to the principle that items purchased by the federal government for public business must be all produced by the United States.
In order to protect American workers and jobs, the announcement of the policy of prioritizing American products shows the federal government will fully use American-made electric vehicles.
Replacement will begin with the Postal Service Vehicle.
According to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), as of 2019, 645,000 U.S. government vehicles, including 245,000 civilian vehicles, 173,000 military vehicles and 225,000 post office vehicles.
As of July 2020, only 3,215 U.S. government vehicles were electric vehicles.
White House official cars will also be gradually replaced.
According to the above-mentioned report, Biden may cost $20 billion or more to replace the electric vehicle fleet this time, but Biden did not disclose specific matters such as when and what type of federal government vehicles will be converted to electric vehicles.
Considering that at present, only Tesla, General Motors, Nissan, etc. are domestically produced in the United States, it will take a long time and cost to replace all these vehicles with electric vehicles.
“The conversion of electric vehicles will help the government achieve its goal of creating 1 million jobs in the U.S. auto industry,” Biden said.
The automobile industry believes that because the U.S. official vehicle market itself is not large and the implementation span is long, it will not have much impact immediately, but the U.S. electric vehicle market will gradually expand in the future.