Full Title: Federal Vehicle Fleets: Observations on the Transition to Electric Vehicles
Author(s): Nancy Lueke, Ross Gauthier, John Mingus, Joshua Ormond, Minette Richardson, A. Maurice Robinson, Dominic Skinnion, Michelle Weathers, Alicia Wilson, and Elizabeth Wood
Publisher(s): Government Accountability Office
Publication Date: October 20, 2022
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This report addresses: What is the composition, use, and location of federal fleets? What is the potential for federal fleets to transition to electric vehicles?
To address the first objective, GAO analyzed government-wide data on vehicles in federal agency fleets. We determined that these data were generally reliable for providing high-level depictions of federal fleets, such as describing their overall composition and location. However, they may not be detailed or consistent enough to provide accurate and reliable vehicle-level analyses, such as day-to-day use. To address the second objective, we analyzed GSA information on the vehicles agencies can purchase or lease through GSA, including electric vehicles, the vehicles agencies ordered in fiscal year 2021, and existing federal government electric vehicle charging infrastructure. We also interviewed GSA and DOE officials about the factors that can influence the agency transition to electric vehicles. A more detailed description of our scope and methodology is included in enclosure I.
GAO conducted this performance audit from January 2022 to October 2022 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to provide a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives. We believe that the evidence obtained provides a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives.