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Ford, GM Join 400 Businesses Urging President Biden To Halve U.S. Emissions By 2030

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Since the day he took office earlier this year, President Joe Biden has made it clear that he intends to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., a sentiment echoed by his newly appointed EPA chief as well. Now, as Biden is reportedly ready to announce that he plans to cut U.S. emissions in half by 2030, Ford and GM have joined 400 other businesses urging him to do just that.

The businesses – which also include Google, Amazon, and many other major corporations – wrote an open letter to the president calling for him to set a target to reduce U.S. emissions by at least 50 percent less than 2005 levels by the year 2030. Meanwhile, it appears that these companies may soon get their wish, as Biden is hosting a virtual climate summit with 40 other world leaders on Thursday and Friday, where he will reportedly announce an ambitious emissions target.

The move is part of Biden’s decision to prompt the U.S. to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement back in February. Biden has previously stated that he wants to achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050. Biden’s $2.3 trillion proposed infrastructure plan earmarks $174 billion for charging stations and incentives to boost EV adoption – a big part of achieving these goals – but it stops short of implementing a ban on new ICE-powered vehicle sales, despite the urging of many U.S. senators and a dozen states.

Recently, the UAW, Alliance for Automobile Innovation, and Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association also asked the president to back a more aggressive EV plan, which would include large government tax credits, subsidies for manufacturers, and other financial incentives designed to help speed up EV adoption and achieve these climate goals more quickly.

We’ll have more on Biden’s emissions targets soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Tigger

    Virtue signaling 101. Too bad these companies and their lame ass CEOs can’t concentrate on providing the best product or service to its customers instead of jumping in with both feet into the political cesspool.

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  2. Bob Dobson

    So true, not only do they take climate change advice from autistic teenage college dropouts but they continue to spew information not supported in science.

    I guess they missed the latest information that with the world locked down in a global pandemic scientists are discovering that humans really dont have the effect on climate that they first thought.

    But no way that science is getting out, let’s continue down the Politically Correct road of carbon taxes and lower GHG. Especially since POTUS is senile and doesn’t have a clue what’s being discussed.

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  3. Thomas Smith

    Ford has completely lost its “soul” and its “heart”. Such a short sighted, narrow focused future will spell the death of motor vehicles in America. It is a “wag the dog” scenario, where a misguided business model expects the government to “force” compliance with future products. We do not have the infrastructure in place to support an all EV lineup of vehicles. America has shown has reluctance to embrace the one form of electric production that would help the infrastructure cope, nuclear power, but government regulations stifle development. Meanwhile, Stellantis produces Hell-Cat powered trucks, SUVs and cars. EV’s certainly have a “part” in the future of vehicle travel, but they are not “the” answer.

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  4. Mark Tilton

    Let’s all BOW—– The world is is again pointing to us as the saver of the world, as they hold out their hand for welfare, handouts, protection, as they expand their global destruction — and LAUGHING !!

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  5. Mike

    Shoving crap no one wants, down our throats. They only do this when Democrats are in office because they could care less what Americans want or America. Meanwhile other countries, like China, are laughing at us.

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