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EPA reportedly planning to announce drastic limits on exhaust emissions

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the 2022 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, September 14, 2022.

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The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to announce drastic limits on emissions this week that will require 67% of new cars sold in the US to be fully electric by 2032. Reported by The New York Times Saturday.

EPA Administrator Michael Reagan is scheduled to make an announcement in Detroit on Wednesday. The proposed restrictions are the most aggressive U.S. climate regulations to date and will pose many challenges for automakers.

Under the proposed limits, electric vehicles will make up between 54% and 60% of new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2030, and between 64% and 67% by 2032. said the Times report. According to him, electric vehicles sold in 2022 will be only 5.8% from 3.2% in 2021, and these figures are ambitious. cox auto.

These limits will also exceed the president Joe Biden’s previous goal Approximately 50% of vehicles sold by 2030 should be fully electric.

An EPA spokesperson told CNBC, “As directed by the president in an executive order, EPA will use this historic advancement to accelerate the transition to a zero-emission transportation future and protect people and the planet. We are developing a new standard to do.” statement. “Once the interagency review process is complete, the proposal will be signed and published in the Official Gazette, making it available for public review and comment.”

A spokeswoman declined to provide specific details about the regulation.

Many automakers have already started investing heavily in electric vehicles, but forcing the rapid adoption of such technology poses challenges. For example, a large number of fully electric vehicles will require extensive charging infrastructure.

In February, the Biden administration said it wanted to at least see 500,000 electric vehicle chargers It announced a series of initiatives to make it happen, including commitments from companies to build and operate charging networks on U.S. roads by 2030. Tesla, general motors, ford, charge point

Even with the infrastructure in place, consumers will eventually need to be willing to adopt electric vehicles. This means companies must be able to maintain reasonable vehicle costs. EPA reportedly planning to announce drastic limits on exhaust emissions

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