Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the Green Federal Fleet Act, which would require all new, non-tactical, passenger vehicles purchased or leased by the federal government to be zero-emission vehicles.
“With the climate crisis already upon us, it is high-time that we leverage the resources of the federal government to aid in our transition to cleaner transit systems and a green economy,” said Congresswoman Julia Brownley. “The Green Federal Fleet Act will reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, spur private-sector development of zero-emission vehicle technology, and help pave the way for a national transition to a cleaner, zero-emission transportation sector.”
Under current law, federal agencies that purchase or lease new vehicles must meet limited goals for alternative-fuel vehicles. Specifically, at least 75% of the vehicles acquired by a federal fleet are required to be alternative fuel vehicles (42 U.S.C. § 13212(b)(1)-(2).
The Green Federal Fleet Act would require all new, non-tactical, passenger vehicles purchased or leased by the federal government to be zero-emission vehicles. The bill includes a reasonable exemption for agencies should unique circumstances make the purchase of a zero-emission vehicle infeasible.