In recent months, a number of countries, as well as California, Massachusetts, and Washington have at least signaled intent to ban the sale of new ICE vehicles over the next decade or so. However, to date, President Joe Biden has remained mum on the topic of doing anything on the national level in this regard, despite the urging of a number of U.S. Senators. Now, a dozen states are calling for Biden to phase out new ICE vehicle sales by 2035.
The governors of those 12 states – California, New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington State, and Rhode Island – asked Biden to set standards “to ensure that all new passenger cars and light-duty trucks sold are zero-emission no later than 2035 with significant milestones along the way to monitor progress,” via a letter seen by Reuters.
The letter also said that “by establishing a clear regulatory path to ensuring that all vehicles sold in the United States are zero-emission, we can finally clear the air and create high-road jobs.” In addition, the governors called for Biden to set standards and implement incentives with an eye toward reaching 100 percent zero-emissions medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles by 2045.
Meanwhile, Biden’s $2.3 trillion proposed infrastructure plan earmarks $174 billion for charging stations and incentives to boost EV adoption. It stops short of implementing an ICE ban, however, which is something that Biden did not support while running his campaign for president last fall. Biden’s pick for Transportation Secretary – Pete Buttigieg – also recently failed to endorse such a move.
Meanwhile, a number of recent surveys indicate that many Americans are not quite ready to make the switch to EVs, at least not until prices come down considerably.
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Oh terrific!! He’ll likely go along with that too. Next they’ll push for all vehicles to be built out of recycled toilet paper and old Joe will give his approval on that too. SHEESH.
Sleepy JOE is sleeping on it, recycled toilet paper
Numerous companies will be destroyed. We will all be paying a mileage charge since gas taxes will go away. Instead, let customers decide.
Where will the electricity come from? Show me an example of an EV that will tow my 32 foot toyhauler 500 miles in 10 hours.
Or my 41 ft Jayco 5th wheel 12 hours out to Ohio
A few more years of this & what we’ll see everything crash & the USA will be history.
Powerful, ICE, near zero emission vehicles already exist! They are called LPG, fueled vehicles! Without destroying our oil industry, getting near zero emissions NOW, the dems could mandate LPG fueling stations, and a percentage of the ICE vehicles sold in the US be LPG within a couple of years-not 15 years off! This is a ploy to syphon off tax money to “friends” of hunter biden, and the other dems. Remember Solara?(a way to spend billions of Tax $$$, for obama’s friends). But as joe biden would say, “Come on man….”.
Ah yes. more pronouncements by my clueless Northeast neighbors and leaders that ending ICE use will clean the air and produce more auto jobs. They are clearly wrong on the jobs, but then they think solar panels make energy 24/7/365. Note that their goal is no tot minimize emissions in the most efficient way possible, but to demand that their pet technology be mandated.
P!$$ on 12 blue-state governors.
Creepy Joe should consume a plate full of manure and quietly croak.
The administration seems to be willing to let the market place make its choice between BEV or ICE. That will push competition in the industry which is a good thing. FORD and GM will not build anything they cannot sell. At the very least, that should make neanderthal’s everywhere happy . I would like this to be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. As for the whiners and haters….. can’t you find a blog more suited to your level of analysis and thought? If not, at least talk about cars and the industry.
your better than thou attitude shows you to be the real neanderthal with your head stuck where the sun doesn’t shine
Did you read the article? This is an emerging issue that will be won/lost on its merits…. not what you like or dislike. To my point, lets talk about the future of the automotive industry an less about you.
Your observation, “”” FORD and GM will not build anything they cannot sell”””, is a strawman argument. If the fed mandated LPG powered vehicles, and was willing to spend billions of tax dollars (and barrow some more from china) to install LPG fuel stations, then you could argue the same thing for LPG. The industry is no longer producing what the consumer is wanting/ willing to purchase, but rather, what the govt will allow, or mandate, they [the public] are instead, purchasing what is available within the mandates. The admin is not willing to let the market decide, they are picking winners and losers, sad.
Now that’s funny… you actually believe that Ford/GM are both know nothing multi billion dollar companies that wait around for politicians to design and build their product? People are buying BEV, I don’t know why… just that the demand for them continues to build. Furthermore, and as the article states, the administration is pushing back against states wanting to ban ICE…. if that’s not letting the market place decide I don’t know what is? Finally, the biggest roadblock for LPG is a non existent infrastructure despite the actual technology having merit. Gas and electric have the leg up regarding infrastructure which makes LPG an unfair comparison.
GM is a Know nothing company, and waited around for TARP money, and to have obama Assign the leadership of the corp., Facts are hard to deny. The United States has a proven reserve of almost 100 years of natural gas. When deciding to build massive amounts of infrastructure, at tax payers expense, the ICE-fueled with LPG could/should be done at a far lower expense. This keeps American money in the US, not flowing to places like china (hunter’s bosses). If electric has a “leg up” regarding infrastructure, then why would biden need to spend billions and billions of American money (barrow from china) to build it? LPG is available now, the market could/would handle the demand.
One more observation that can be made most people (if they have an IQ higher than 75), they only need to spend a few seconds on the net, and see for themselves how many vehicles for sale around the world, are not allowed here, why? The don’t meet the Govt. mandate(s), by mandates alone, the govt picks the winners…. Remember, you’ll need an I.Q. Of at least 75.
Compressed natural gas is extremely plentiful along with the LP gas mentioned earlier. It’s already in use for UPS semis across the country. Engines last a really long time with this fuel. Using this would allow time for the ev industry to perfect the battery technology and establish distributed production of wind and solar production.