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50% ULEV target for U.S. government fleets

The Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade order sets strict targets for agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 4% at the end of the 2017 financial year, compared to a 2014 baseline, rising to 15% in 2021 and 30% by 2025.

Agencies with fleets of more than 20 vehicles will be required to increase their quota of plug-ins during that period. By the 31st December 2020, 20% of new agency fleet acquisitions will have to feature a plug-in hybrid or fully electric drivetrain, with a further target of 50% five years later.

In the meantime, agencies must work towards eliminating non-essential vehicles based on telematics data, with a six-month target to collaborate on where recharging infrastructure can be shared to help with the adoption of plug-ins.

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