Michigan Orders Conversion of State Fleet to Zero-Emission Vehicles


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive directive that would convert the state’s entire fleet to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2040, according to an article from Michigan Advance.

“With today’s executive directive, I am directing state agencies to begin the process of converting vehicles owned and operated by the state to ZEVs by 2033 for light-duty vehicles and 2040 for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles,” says Whitmer. “Getting this done will help drive demand of Michigan-made electric vehicles, lower gas and maintenance costs for the state since ZEVs cost far less to fuel and maintain and reduce air and noise pollution in our communities.” 

Under the directive, Michigan state departments will:

  • Prioritize ZEVs in their fleets.
  • Transition vehicles that travel the most miles first.
  • Prioritize transitioning vehicles in communities historically impacted by higher pollution.
  • Install electric vehicle supply equipment, including publicly accessible chargers, in high-density areas.
  • Establish clear exemption criteria for specific fleet vehicles and offer alternative emission reduction options including hybrids.
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