White House Proposes New Vehicle Standards to Lower Emissions - Diversified Communications

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.


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