Administration Slows EV Rollout with Revised Timeline

The EPA incorporates concerns of auto worker unions into its new proposal.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a revised version of the proposed timeline for America’s electric vehicle (EV) transition, easing the yearly requirements to cut 56 percent of new vehicle emissions by 2032. 

The agency previously proposed cutting new vehicle emissions by 67 percent before 2032, motivating U.S. automakers to greatly increase the number of electric vehicles for sale in order to achieve this goal. However, auto companies and the United Auto Workers union urged President Biden’s administration to slow down the proposed EV rollout to give producers time to meet the increased demand.

An EPA spokesperson said the proposal remains under interagency review and that it plans to finalize a rule that is “readily achievable, secures reductions in dangerous air and climate pollution, and ensures economic benefits.”

White House climate adviser Ali Zaidi, who has held talks with automakers on tailpipe rules, stated the United States is “harnessing the power of smart investments and standards to ensure U.S. workers will lead, not follow, the global auto sector.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Michael Regan and EPA officials as they review and update the timeline for electric vehicle adoption and emission reduction.
  • For the president and members of the administration to be discerning regarding proposed changes for U.S. automobiles.

Sources: Reuters, NY Times


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