"EPA Releases ‘Strongest-Ever’ Carbon Rules For Cars"

"EPA will propose tailpipe emissions rules Wednesday that could exponentially increase the number of electric vehicles on the nation’s roads within a decade.

The regulations to reduce smog, soot and climate pollution from cars and trucks aim to make up to 67 percent of new cars sold in the U.S. carbon-free by 2032, agency officials said Tuesday, outlining a plan that could plunge the country into a transformative era in which gasoline-powered vehicles are largely replaced by cars that are refueled with an electric cord.

The rules, to be released Wednesday morning, promise to ignite political battles ahead of President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign and court challenges over the federal government’s power to lower carbon emissions from fossil fuels. The plan would also electrify roughly 46 percent of new medium-duty vehicles, such as landscaping and delivery trucks, by 2032."

Jean Chemnick reports for E&E News April 12, 2023.


"E.P.A. Lays Out Rules to Turbocharge Sales of Electric Cars and Trucks" (New York Times)

"Automakers Face Test in Reaching U.S. Target for Electric Vehicles" (New York Times)

"EPA Says Electric Vehicle Sales Will Be Fueled By Tough Pollution Standards" (Detroit Free Press)

Source: E&E News, 04/12/2023