EPA rule will force up to 60% of new US car sales to be EVs in just 7 years
Exciting news! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to make an unprecedented announcement this week that could have a positive impact on the environment.
According to the New York Times, the EPA’s administrator, Michael S. Regan, is expected to propose new limits on tailpipe emissions in Detroit on Wednesday. This move could potentially make the majority of new US car sales electric vehicles (EVs) by 2032, which would make the US a leader in cutting transportation emissions.
This new regulation will be some of the world’s strictest auto pollution limits, and could result in EVs making up between 54-60% of all new cars sold in the US by 2030–with that figure rising to 64-67% of new car sales by 2032. This is a significant increase from President Joe Biden’s earlier goal of having 50% of new cars sold be EVs by 2030. While only 5.8% of all vehicles sold last year in the US were electric, this rule could represent a “quantum leap” towards a cleaner future.
Although this regulation may be challenged legally and could become a hot-button issue in the 2024 presidential campaign, it is a step in the right direction. We at eveelife believe that this EPA rule will push traditional automakers to accelerate their adoption of EVs, which in turn creates urgency for those installing EV chargers, updating the grid, and procuring minerals for EV batteries. While there may be supply chain issues and technical challenges along the way, this is exactly what’s needed to speed up the US electrification transition.
Change is never easy, but this new EPA rule is sure to create hope and yet more support for a cleaner, greener future.
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