More green follies from a budget that is happy to spend the green while kicking inflation up another notch.
Increases Demand for American Made, Zero-Emission Vehicles through Federal Procurement. The Budget invests $757 million for zero-emission fleet vehicles and supporting charging or fueling infrastructure in the individual budgets of 19 Federal agencies to provide an immediate, clear, and stable source of demand to help accelerate American industrial capacity to produce clean vehicles and components. This includes $300 million for dedicated funds at the General Services Administration for other agencies and for charging infrastructure at the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Biden and his green fronts and investors recently went on a Jihad to get the Post Office to buy electric vans that are not reliable and won’t deliver the mail, over actual vans powered by actual reliable energy that will.
The plan here is to artificially create demand for electric vehicles by having the government spend a fortune on buying them. Lefty cities have been at this for a while. (Ask the LAPD what happened to the useless green BMWs they were forced to buy.) With Biden funding both manufacturing and procurement, this creates a closed loop of corruption in which the government funds donor businesses that build electric vehicles no one needs except the government.
It’s all very Soviet.
One basic problem though is that even the 1% that want electric cars can’t get them because of shortages on China’s end. So this is really a case of the government funding procurement of vehicles that don’t exist. Whatever vehicles will come will almost certainly end up benefiting China and Biden donors.
Meanwhile Americans won’t get their mail because green energy is more important than function.