Washington, D.C. – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has ordered 14,105 fuel-efficient vehicles for the federal fleet, as part of the government’s economic recovery legislation. The US$210 million order will use funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
With this order, the GSA has now ordered 17,205 vehicles, at a cost of $287 million in ARRA funding. The breakdown includes 2,933 Chrysler vehicles for $53 million; 7,924 Ford vehicles for $129 million; and 6,348 General Motors vehicles for $105 million.
On April 9, 2009, GSA announced that by June 1, 2009, it would spend about $285 million in ARRA funds for commercially available fuel-efficient vehicles. On April 14, it ordered 3,100 hybrid vehicles worth $77 million. By September 30, it will order $15 million worth of advanced technology buses and electric vehicles for use in the federal fleet.
Each new fuel-efficient vehicle replaces an operational motor vehicle in the federal inventory that met replacement standards, on a one-to-one basis, and will have a higher miles-per-gallon rating than the one it replaces.