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Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
Michigan's state mandate 'will help drive demand of Michigan-made electric vehicles,' Whitmer says
By Thomas Catenacci Fox News
Published December 5, 2023 3:18pm EST

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Tuesday forcing the state government's entire fleet of vehicles, both light-duty and heavy-duty, to transition to zero-emission.

Under Whitmer's actions, Michigan's state agencies must convert all state-owned light-duty vehicles to zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2033 and all medium and heavy-duty vehicles by 2040. The governor said the move — which earned endorsements from clean energy groups, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union and Detroit Regional Chamber — would reduce pollution and lead to lower costs in the state.

"Michigan automakers are on the cutting-edge of the world’s switch to zero emission vehicles, and with today’s executive directive to transition our state-owned fleet by 2040, the State of Michigan is leading by example," she said in a statement.

"With today’s executive directive, I am directing state agencies to begin the process of converting vehicles owned and operated by the state to ZEVs by 2033 for light-duty vehicles and 2040 for medium and heavy-duty vehicles," Whitmer added. "Getting this done will help drive demand of Michigan-made electric vehicles, lower gas and maintenance costs for the state since ZEVs cost far less to fuel and maintain and reduce air and noise pollution in our communities." 

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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2023, 02:34:24 pm »
From the article…

Michigan's state mandate 'will help drive demand of Michigan-made electric vehicles,' Whitmer says


The state doesn’t drive demand on anything. The market does.

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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2023, 05:31:04 pm »
Good thing Michigan doesn't have cold winters :silly: Now mandate all local governments and police go 100% electric too!

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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2023, 05:35:04 pm »
As idiotic as this is, there is a plus side.

This keeps their army of regulators at bay with unreliable transportation.
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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2023, 06:08:33 pm »
Good luck recharging the electric snow plows during a blackout in a blizzard.
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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2023, 06:38:47 pm »
From the article…

Michigan's state mandate 'will help drive demand of Michigan-made electric vehicles,' Whitmer says


The state doesn’t drive demand on anything. The market does.

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True enough.

But the only places where The State "drives demand" have gulags and concentration camps.

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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2023, 06:59:59 pm »
A friend of ours has some connection to a bus company - his father or grandfather founded it - that provides school bus service to the local district. He said the feds forced on the district, and thus the bus company, five electric school buses. They have no resources for charging or servicing them, of course, and when they break down, they cannot be towed. (Not to mention this is a hilly area that can receive massive snowfalls).

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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2023, 07:08:44 pm »
A friend of ours has some connection to a bus company - his father or grandfather founded it - that provides school bus service to the local district. He said the feds forced on the district, and thus the bus company, five electric school buses. They have no resources for charging or servicing them, of course, and when they break down, they cannot be towed. (Not to mention this is a hilly area that can receive massive snowfalls).

Does the term "white elephant" mean anything to anyone?

Yes, but I think that might be racist.... :silly:
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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2023, 07:41:20 pm »
Yes, but I think that might be racist.... :silly:
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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2023, 08:32:30 pm »
This will ultimately backfire leading to being an example as to why going all EV is a stupid idea.
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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2023, 08:42:49 pm »
Okay, diverse, equitable and non-binary elephant of no particular hue.  :laugh:
Or else: a Pachyderm of Privilege.  :tongue2:
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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2023, 09:18:18 pm »
I bet those EV snow plow trucks will be a hit at the ist snow.
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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2023, 02:40:17 am »
I bet those EV snow plow trucks will be a hit at the ist snow.
At least people will be able to stay warm when the batteries catch on fire.

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Re: Michigan Gov Whitmer orders state government fleet to be 100% electric
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2023, 01:01:15 pm »
At least people will be able to stay warm when the batteries catch on fire.

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