General Services Administration announces $25 million for electric vehicle charging ports as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda

Investment through Inflation Reduction Act will support federal government’s growing EV fleet

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced today $25 million for electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), or EV charging ports, at federal buildings across the nation as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. An initial planned spend of just over $20 million through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will support 32 projects across 21 states at 33 federal buildings for a total of 782 ports to help build a convenient and reliable EV charging network for the federal government’s electric vehicle fleet (remaining funds from the $25 million, if any, will go toward additional EVSE projects).

This investment furthers the goals outlined in President Biden’s Federal Sustainability Plan, which requires federal agencies to transition the largest fleet in the world to all electric by acquiring 100 percent light-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) annually by 2027 and acquiring 100 percent medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs annually by 2035. At the start of the Biden-Harris Administration, the federal fleet included fewer than 2,000 ZEVs, out of 600,000 vehicles overall. Since the start of the Administration, the federal government has ordered over 58,000 ZEVs and has begun installing more than 25,000 charging ports, adding to the 8,000 already in use across the government.

GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan made the announcement during the week of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Exchange, a training conference for energy and sustainability experts focused on improving the sustainability of the federal footprint, in Pittsburgh. 

“This $25 million Inflation Reduction Act investment helps us install the charging infrastructure that’s vital to our goal of transitioning the federal fleet - and the market overall - toward electric vehicles,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. “Investments like these help us get a triple win by creating more jobs in the green economy, saving taxpayer dollars through increased efficiency of federal operations, and creating healthier communities all across the country.”

“President Biden charged the federal government to use our buying power, support the growth of American jobs and industry – and to do so in ways that are good for taxpayers and communities,” said Andrew Mayock, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. “This investment delivers on President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, resulting in cleaner air, better health and good-paying jobs in communities across the country.”

GSA is responsible for establishing governmentwide vehicle contracts and leasing half of the non-postal federal fleet, while the other half is ordered from GSA – including a growing number of electric vehicles. In FY 2023, GSA ordered over 5,800 zero-emission vehicles - an increase of 63% from FY 2022. In the first quarter of FY2024, GSA ordered 4,000 more ZEVs – accounting for 20% of all orders and almost 30% of all light-duty vehicle orders. Earlier this year, GSA announced authorizations for the first two EVSE vendors and the agency is working to authorize six more EVSE vendors later this year. These orders will help meet the federal government’s goal of 100% zero-emission vehicle acquisitions by 2035, including 100% light-duty acquisitions by 2027.

Through these investments, GSA estimates that it could reduce carbon emissions by 1,472 million metric tons annually. The new EVSE ports will be installed at:

Region 1

  • William R. Cotter Federal Building - Hartford, CT (8 ports).
  • Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building - Boston, MA (68 ports).
  • John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse - Boston, MA (18 ports).
  • John W. McCormack U.S. Post Office and Courthouse - Boston, MA (8 ports).
  • Silvio O. Conte Federal Building- Pittsfield, MA (16 ports).
  • James C. Cleveland Federal Building and Warren B. Rudman Courthouse Complex - Concord, NH (32 ports).

Region 2

  • Leo W. O’Brien Federal Building - Albany, NY (14 ports).
  • Theodore Roosevelt U.S. Courthouse - Brooklyn, NY (10 ports).
  • Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building - Rochester, NY (12 ports).

Region 3

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) Headquarters - Woodlawn, MD (16 ports).
  • G.H. Fallon Federal Building - Baltimore, MD (8 ports).
  • Veterans Administration Center - Philadelphia, PA (12 ports).
  • Sylvia H. Rambo U.S. Courthouse - Harrisburg, PA (8 ports).
  • Needy Rd Federal Building - Martinsburg, WV (16 ports).

Region 4

  • Charles E. Bennett Federal Building - Jacksonville, FL (6 ports).
  • Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building - Miramar, FL (25 ports).
  • Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center Parking Garage - Atlanta, GA (112 ports).
  • Odell Horton Federal Building Parking - Memphis, TN (14 ports).

Region 5

  • John W. Peck Federal Building - Cincinnati, OH (49 ports).
  • Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building - Fort Snelling, MN (60 ports).

Region 6

  • Richard Bolling Federal Building - Kansas City, MO (39 ports).
  • Robert A. Young Federal Building - St. Louis, MO (40 ports).
  • Charles F. Prevedel Federal Building - St. Louis, MO (8 ports).
  • Robert V. Denney Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse - Lincoln, NE (36 ports).

Region 7

  • Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse - Little Rock, AR (16 ports).
  • U.S. Courthouse - Las Cruces, NM (16 ports).

Region 8

  • Denver Federal Center Building 67 - Lakewood, CO (20 ports).
  • Denver Federal Center Building 810 - Lakewood, CO (20 ports).

Region 9

  • James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep U.S. Courthouse - San Diego, CA (20 ports).

Region 10

  • James A. McClure Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse - Boise, ID (16 ports).
  • Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse - Eugene, OR (4 ports).
  • Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building - Portland, OR (35 ports).

The Inflation Reduction Act includes $975 million in Inflation Reduction Act funding for GSA to upgrade federal buildings across the country with emerging and sustainable technologies. These projects will implement new technologies and accelerate GSA’s efforts in achieving a net-zero emissions federal building portfolio by 2045. 

For more information on GSA fleet management, please visit GSA’s Fleet web page. For more information on electrifying your fleet, please visit GSA’s Electrify the Fleet web page.

For more information on GSA IRA investments, please visit GSA’s Inflation Reduction Act web page.


About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing approximately $100 billion in annual contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit and follow us @USGSA.