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Charging ahead: Making EVs a reality across the federal government

| Crystal Philcox, Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Travel, Transportation, and Logistics
Post filed in: FAS  |  GSA Fleet

One of GSA’s January highlights was FedFleet 2024, the largest federal government gathering of fleet industry experts and government fleet managers hosted by the Federal Acquisition Service’s Office of Travel, Transportation and Logistics. Working together across government, we are shaping the future of efficient and sustainable fleet operations. 

Ahead of the event, GSA announced that two electric vehicle supply equipment vendors – Chargie and ChargePoint – received the first FedRAMP Authority to Operate on the GSA Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). FedRAMP approval is critical to ensuring customers receive products and services on a secure platform for government infrastructure, and adds another layer of confidence for our customers looking to install this equipment.

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This year’s conference set a new record with over 2,600 registered attendees joining the annual immersive, multi-day event. The conference kicked off with a keynote panel featuring GSA’s Senior Advisor to the Administrator, Climate, Jetta Wong; Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Andrew Mayock; and GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner Elliot Doomes.

The group discussed the importance of EVSE infrastructure and how fleet managers have access to resources to help their agencies meet their fleet goals.  In fact, in FY23, GSA ordered over 5,800 zero-emission vehicles for our federal agency partners – an increase of 63% from FY 2022. So far in FY24, almost 4,000 ZEVs have been ordered – about 20% of all vehicle orders and almost 30% of all light-duty vehicle orders.

Over the three-day conference, there were 44 training sessions with topics ranging from  electrification and new vehicle offerings to deep dives into policy, best practices surrounding aspects of fleet management, and industry and vehicle manufacturer panels.

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In addition to the training sessions, FedFleet 2024 hosted a showroom floor with 70 fleet-specific vendors demonstrating their product offerings and answering questions. There was also the FedFleet Indoor EV Ride N’ Drive where attendees were driven around an indoor course in an electric vehicle. 

The event integrated with the 2024 Washington Auto Show, offering attendees a comprehensive experience in one location. 

For more information on GSA Fleet, please visit GSA’s Fleet web page. For more information on the EVSE BPA and all of GSA’s fleet electrification efforts, please visit GSA’s Electrify The Fleet web page.