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President Biden announced Monday that his administration plans to replace all of the vehicles owned by the U.S. government with "net-zero emission" electric vehicles in the future.
Biden made the announcement as part of a new executive order aimed at spurring U.S. manufacturing jobs and investing in the country's infrastructure. It wasn't clear whether he meant any low-emission vehicles, like hybrids, or solely electric vehicles, nor did he give a timeframe for when all the vehicles would be replaced. The government owns some 645,047 vehicles, according to a 2019 report.
Mike Murphy ( @mcwm) is the director of special projects at Protocol, focusing on the industries being rapidly upended by technology and the companies disrupting incumbents. Previously, Mike was the technology editor at Quartz, where he frequently wrote on robotics, artificial intelligence, and consumer electronics.