Biden wants to buy EVs. Are there enough cars?

Source: By Arianna Skibell, E&E News • Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2021

 The Biden administration’s plan to replace the federal government’s fleet of cars and trucks with electric vehicles assembled in the United States could face a roadblock: supply. There are currently 645,047 federal vehicles across the country and fewer than 1% of them are electric, according to the General Services Administration. Put another way: There are more federal vehicles on the road now than there were EVs sold in 2019 and 2020 combined, which totaled 590,000. While experts project a 70% increase in EV sales this year alone — totaling 585,375 vehicles — analysts say ramping up U.S.-based manufacturing to meet Biden’s pledge in the next decade will be no easy feat.

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