GSA announces first EVSE companies to receive FedRAMP approval, furthering Biden-Harris Administration goals for clean transportation future
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that GSA has finalized authorizations for the first two electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) vendors, Chargie and ChargePoint, to operate inside government systems. This will allow them to become FedRAMP authorized, which gives assurance to federal agency partners that electric vehicle charging stations have their security measures fully vetted and authorized through the agency’s blanket purchase agreement. These actions will help accelerate the nation’s clean transportation future through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.
In addition, GSA is working to authorize six more EVSE vendors later this year.
“This is a big deal for both the EVSE industry as well as our federal partners purchasing charging stations,” said Administrator Carnahan. “Our customers have an extra level of assurance now that these companies will receive FedRAMP authorization. It’s a win for small businesses and for expanding our country’s vehicle electrification infrastructure.”
GSA is the agency responsible for establishing governmentwide vehicle contracts and leasing half of the non-postal federal fleet, while the other half is ordered from GSA – including a growing number of electric vehicles. In FY 2023, GSA ordered over 5,800 zero-emission vehicles - an increase of 63% from FY 2022. In the first quarter of FY2024, GSA ordered 4,000 more ZEVs – accounting for 20% of all orders and almost 30% of all light-duty vehicle orders.
At the start of the Biden-Harris Administration, the federal fleet included fewer than 2,000 ZEVs, out of 600,000 vehicles overall. Over the past three years, the federal government has ordered over 54,000 ZEVs and has begun installing more than 26,000 charging ports in the near term, adding to the 7,000 already in use across the government
GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan made the original announcement during her remarks at the 2024 Washington D.C. Auto Show’s Public Policy Day. Carnahan will also attend FedFleet 2024, the largest federal government gathering of automotive industry experts and government fleet managers, shaping the future of efficient and sustainable fleet operations. The event will highlight electrification of the federal fleet, fleet charging stations, zero-emission planning, and using technology to make data-informed decisions.
About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing approximately $100 billion in annual contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us @USGSA.