Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions, Industrial - April 13, 2023
White House Proposes New Vehicle Standards to Lower Emissions
The Biden-Harris administration announced several proposals to improve vehicle pollution standards.
The proposals will make all vehicles, including gas-powered cars and heavy-duty trucks, cleaner and more efficient by avoiding 10 billion tons of CO2 emissions through 2055 – twice the annual U.S. emissions today, according to an announcement.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposes two new rules: Target emissions of GHG gases and smog- and soot-forming pollutants from passenger cars, vans, and light trucks, and update vehicle standards for GHG emissions from buses, freight trucks, and other heavy-duty vehicles.
Since President Joe Biden took office, the auto industry has invested more than $120 billion in the American-made electric vehicle and battery supply chain.
The administration is expanding domestic manufacturing and accelerating the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), including battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell electric vehicles.
President Biden set a goal that at least 50% of all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in 2030 will be zero-emission vehicles.