Whitmer signs order to transition state-owned fleet to zero-emission vehicles

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Directive on Wednesday that will transition all state-owned vehicles to zero-emission vehicles, with a goal of lowering fuel costs and reducing air pollution.

In Executive Directive 2023-5, Whitmer orders all light-duty vehicles be switched to zero emission by 2033, and all medium- and heavy-duty vehicles transitioned by 2040.

The directive comes shortly after Whitmer signed legislation to move the state to a 100% clean energy standard by 2040. The government committed to powering itself with 100% clean energy by 2025.

Governor Whitmer hopes the change in vehicles lowers fuel and maintenance costs for the state, as well as reduce noise and air pollution.

It could also help boost demand for Michigan-made electric vehicles.

Read the full directive below:

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