Biden pledges end to gas-powered federal vehicle purchases by 2035

U.S. President Biden hosts an event for clean cars and trucks at the White House in Washington
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to reporters after driving a Jeep Rubicon 4xe at an event for clean cars and trucks, and signs an executive order on transformaing the country’s auto fleet at the White House in Washington, U.S. August 5, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

By David Shepardson

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday will sign an executive order vowing to transition to the acquisition of only zero-emission vehicles by 2035 for the federal vehicle fleet, the White House said.