U.S. President Barack Obama recently said that he wants all cars purchased by the government starting with 2015 to use alternative fuels.
Obama continues his efforts to reform the U.S. energy industry by announcing a new important measure. According to the president, the U.S. government will only buy alternative fuel vehicles since 2015.
Although the decision won’t have a significant impact in reducing emissions, it aims to be an example that all Americans should follow. In addition, it will be an incentive for the state’s plan to restructure the energy sector.
Obama wants to reduce U.S. oil imports by one third by 2025, relying primarily on their own reserves, but also on the reduction of average consumption of cars on American roads.
This year the Auto Show in Detroit has proven that a great progress is made in reducing emissions and fuel consumption. Car makers try to adapt to the stringent regulations, which appear to exceed those in Europe.