In a speech last month, Obama laid out a goal of reducing the country’s oil imports by one-third by 2025. As part of the pledge, the administration is partnering with major U.S. companies to transition their vehicle fleets to electric and hybrid vehicles.
During his remarks in Nevada, Obama touted his administration’s beefed-up vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, as well as plans to put 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 and to switch the federal fleet to alternative vehicles.
“It turns out, as president, I’ve got a lot of cars in my fleet,” Obama said. “What we’ve said is, let’s make our fleet 100 percent alternative-fuel cars.”