EPA releases EV targets with new emissions rules

by ian

The EPA has finalized new rules cracking down on tailpipe emissions, pushing automakers to speed up the transition to EVs.

Under the new rules, two-thirds of new cars must be electric or hybrids by 2032. Manufacturers will have to play some catch-up as EVs only made up about 7% of sales last year.

But manufacturers are still breathing a sigh of relief as the original rules were going to be much stricter – not allowing hybrids as part of the requirement. The announcement was ridiculed by Republicans, who say the rules will harm working-class Americans.

The Biden administration is countering that claim saying that EV prices are coming down while touting tax credits for EV purchases.