Biden admin­is­tra­tion scales back elec­tric vehi­cle tar­gets in final auto emis­sions rule

Biden administration scales back electric vehicle targets in final auto emissions rule

The Biden admin­is­tra­tion announced Wednes­day that it will ease its final year­ly tailpipe emis­sions reduc­tion require­ments through 2029 and low­er its require­ments for pure-bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cles to meet these tar­gets, rep­re­sent­ing a soft­en­ing of the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency stan­dards for EVs in the months ahead of the Novem­ber pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.
While the EPA will seek for EVs to make up 67% of new vehi­cle sales by 2032, the same goal as out­lined in the ver­sion of the rules pro­posed last year, it will allow automak­ers to do so using oth­er mix­es of vehi­cles, includ­ing plug-in hybrids and improved inter­nal com­bus­tion engine vehi­cles, in addi­tion to pure bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cles.
Speak­ing to reporters on a call Tues­day evening pre­view­ing the actions, admin­is­tra­tion offi­cials st …