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VA to Procure Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations for Fleet Electrification; Denis McDonough Quoted

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with the General Services Administration to procure 140 solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations at 34 locations across the U.S.

GSA said Friday each station will be equipped with four charging ports that will power the zero-emission vehicles operated by the VA and will be procured through the Multiple Award Schedule contract vehicle.

The charging stations will be installed at medical centers and other locations nationwide as part of the transition of the federal fleet to zero-emission electric vehicles.

“VA’s fleet of vehicles help us serve Veterans, and these solar-powered charging units are a great first step in making that fleet more sustainable,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough.

GSA offers a variety of solar electric vehicle supply equipment to government agencies preparing for the electrification of the federal fleet.

“President Biden’s Federal Sustainability Plan requires all light duty vehicle acquisitions be electric by 2027, and GSA and VA actions today keep us on a solid path to meet that goal,” said Andrew Mayock, federal chief sustainability officer.