Donald Trump made a campaign promise to promote traditional gas-powered vehicles over their electric counterparts.
Trump was on the campaign trail Sunday stopping in Iowa, which produces 4.1 billion gallons of ethanol annually. The former president turned presidential candidate attacked President Joe Biden’s tailpipe emission rules as proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency — rules so strict that the EPA predicts fully electric vehicles will make up two thirds of all new “light duty” and 46% of new medium-duty vehicle sales by 2032.
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“If Joe Biden’s extremist mandate is allowed to stand, gas-powered cars will be gone, Iowa ethanol will be totally destroyed, and the economy of this state will be decimated,” Trump said. “When I’m back in the White House I will save Iowa ethanol by repealing Joe Biden’s absolutely insane, job-killing electric vehicle mandate on day one.”
President Trump: “I will save Iowa ethanol by repealing Joe Biden’s absolutely insane, job-killing electric vehicle mandate on DAY ONE!” pic.twitter.com/ZuZWF3PoJG
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) October 1, 2023
Trump went on to …