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Ford Backed Lobby Group Says New Rules Would Cut Production

While Ford remains committed to slashing emissions and expanding its all-electric vehicle lineup, one particular lobby group that it belongs to – the Alliance for Automotive Innovation (AAI) – is taking a different approach to proposed rules mandating stricter emissions laws and fuel economy standards. This divergence in opinion prompted a number of environmental groups to recently call on Ford and General Motors to end their affiliation with AAI, but in the meantime, the lobby group is now urging the Biden Administration to make changes to its proposed rules, arguing that as they stand, each would have a big impact on automotive production, according to Reuters.

AAI sent a letter to the Biden Administration last week stating that its proposed rules aimed at increasing the EV sales mix dramatically over the next few years “could prematurely force abandonment of many internal combustion engine vehicles and their associated revenue, reducing the availability of capital necessary for automakers to fund the EV transition.”

AAI CEO John Bozzella added that the proposed final rules expected in early 2024 will “effectively lock in the pace of automotive electrification” and called out “overlapping, duplicative, and sometimes conflicting objectives” in the rules. Additionally, Bozzella said there is a “critical need” for government wide coordination at its upper levels, and questioned if “substantive work to revise the proposed rulemakings” is actually taking place.

Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a 56 percent cut in vehicle emissions by 2032, as well as a 67 percent sales mix for EVs by 2032. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed increasing CAFE standards to a fleet-wide average of 58 miles-per-gallon by 2032 with increases of two percent each year for passenger cars and four percent annually for trucks and SUVs.

We’ll have more on the Alliance for Automotive Innovation soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. HasPic

    That’s the whole idea. Force you to build money losing products that nobody wants. Combined with the UAW, it’s as though the Biden administration wants an end to the US auto industry.

    1. The Retired Viking

      But, the UAW, being a union, will continue shoveling the money taken from the workers and send it to the very people wanting to see them on the breadlines.

  2. Larry moyer

    Car company’s should make hybrids more affordable

  3. Dave Mathers

    The politicians are dreaming if they really believe EVs will take over the world. Hybrids, yes. EVs, not gonna happen!!

  4. CP

    Cut the chemtrails, if you want to reduce pollution. Cut jet travel and wasteful military flying operation. And NASA launches. Real simple fix.

  5. Tom

    Ford has already had to cut production of the Lightening. They can’t sell them. They cost too much. I expect other EV manufacturers will follow suit shortly. Thanks to Biden’s green crap, he is killing America one stupid decision at a time.

  6. David Dickinson II

    There’s a certain political party that fundamentally hates America and is doing whatever it can to change it. We need to eliminate the EPA, not ICEs.

  7. Jim

    It’s all about power over the people. They will control where you go, live, eat. Welfare for everyone and you will like it!

  8. Tigger

    Who better to dictate what we drive then the administration that allows 8 million criminals across the southern border, gives us record inflation, and runs up our national debt to the tune of $250,000 per taxpayer.


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