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New EPA Emissions Standards Aim To Drive EV Adoption

The Biden Administration has made it clear from day one that it intends to speed up EV adoption in the U.S. in a number of ways, whether that be via offering tax credits toward the purchase of those vehicles, rapidly expanding charging infrastructure, or providing funding to companies that are involved in the manufacturing of EVs and EV-related components. While many U.S. states have already enacted stricter emissions laws to further this push, the Environmental Protection Agency has been mulling over tougher standards for some time, and now, those newly proposed EPA emissions standards have officially been unveiled.

The proposed rules call for a 56 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from light-duty vehicles between the 2027 and 2032 model years, a move that would reportedly save the average consumer $12,000 over the lifetime of a light-duty vehicle and remove roughly 10 billion tons of carbon emissions from the air by 2055, which is more than double the total U.S. output in 2022. Meanwhile, medium-duty vehicles would be required to present a 44 percent reduction in emissions as well. There’s also a provision for heavy-duty vehicles, though as is currently the case, there’s more flexibility to allow for advancements in technology to occur.

Such an aggressive cut would also speed up EV adoption, the EPA argues, resulting in all-electric vehicles making up 67 percent of all new vehicle sales by the 2032 model year, as well as 46 percent of new medium-duty vehicle sales. In addition to these proposals, the EPA also included battery durability requirements to beef up reliability in that regard, along with simplified emissions certification and testing requirements for light-duty vehicles.

“By proposing the most ambitious pollution standards ever for cars and trucks, we are delivering on the Biden-Harris Administration’s promise to protect people and the planet, securing critical reductions in dangerous air and climate pollution and ensuring significant economic benefits like lower fuel and maintenance costs for families,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These ambitious standards are readily achievable thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, which is already driving historic progress to build more American-made electric cars and secure America’s global competitiveness.”

We’ll have more on these proposed EPA emissions standards soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. David Dickinson II

    What else could our current Administration screw up? The list is getting realllllllly long.

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    1. John

      Really long indeed.

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      1. RWFA

        John’s list:
        1. Umm, something.
        2. Uggh, something else.

        Oh it hurts, this list is too long.

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    2. RWFA

      DD and his dyspeptic dystopic distorted delusional observations. Sad.

      Reply
  2. CW

    Just as predicted…the car companies are now going to lobby with the EPA…to ban ice engines…and force feed us on EVs..It time to stand up and get congress to put a stop to this beaucratic government agency…..they have had enough rule changing since 2016….its easy for them to put unrealistic rules in place…with a pencil without regard to the consumer…..cars and trucks are now more unrealible because of this….there are more important…things to worry about than all this….nit picking air quaility….and let the EPA be holy than thou…and probably getting there pockets lined…from all the green companies…to enforce this…

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    1. David Dickinson II

      I’d like to believe one day Republicans would grow a testicle (even a small one) and, when back in power, eliminate the EPA. The federal government needs a major downsizing, and this out-of-control agency is a good place to start.

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      1. Cigna

        Consumers can also have a say in this matter by not buying an EV. I now own 2 ice vehicles and take turns driving them, wish I could afford a third ICE vehicle.

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        1. RWFA

          Sorry, even 3 ICE cars will not increase the length or turgidity of your manhood no matter how hard you pray for it.

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      2. RWFA

        Today’s republicans are basically a selfish hive mind death cult of corrupt and testosterone devoid testicles.

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    2. RWFA

      The big post 2016 rule changing that affected continuity of improvement was due to the corruption of the orange menace.

      Unreliable?

      Morons have been saying this nonsense ever since smog pumps were introduced in the late 60’s, and lead free and cats in 1975.

      But what did those mandates bring? Cleaner air, soil, water, less brain damage due to tetraethyl lead floating everywhere, increasingly improving mpg, end to vapor lock, knocking and “dieseling” easy cold starts and smooth idle and acceleration.

      But go on saying stupid things.

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  3. CP

    All of this over the climate change hoax and WEF slavery plans.
    I hope all of the auto manufacturers go bankrupt over this EV nonsense.

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    1. John

      Ford will if it continues to lose $36k on every EV.

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    2. RWFA

      WEF “slavery plans”!!! Climate hoax!!! Get your tinfoil supply, 5G microchip detector and build your bunker now!

      Reply
  4. Bigburningassteve

    Wake up people! China is the No.1 polluter in the world! The USA is the least! We don’t want electric cars! Please vote the Republicans back in office and reverse this madness!!!!

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    1. RWFA

      Big benzine sniffing Steve is down on his knees begging and willing to do anything to restore GQP hegemony.

      Reply
  5. John

    My last emissions inspection my 12 year old Fusion showed the air coming out of the tail pipe cleaner than it went in.

    I think our current standards are fine.

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    1. John Q Public

      Thanks for the laugh. I had to check the date and make sure it wasn’t April 1.
      If people only knew what they were talking about with regards to automotive emissions then we could have a reasonable discussion.

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    2. RWFA

      That is literally impossible.

      Reply
  6. eRock9202

    Calm down, everyone. This is all proposed. Until the words “shall” or “must” appear in government text, it’s all speculation and/or ideas.

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  7. Duane

    When everyone drivesEVS who will pay for road repairs? You will be taxed for it

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    1. RWFA

      Oh my, the roads! The roads will be just fine.

      Reply
  8. Lenny

    So much for Freedom of Choice. hahahaha. Mandates are replacing Freedom.

    Reply

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