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    Biden’s EPA announces strictest emission standards ever

    Noah Weidner

    March 21, 2024

    As the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) continues to accelerate, the automotive landscape is witnessing a remarkable transformation towards cleaner and greener transportation solutions. Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced strict new tailpipe emission standards aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from motor vehicles. According to Consumer Reports’ Chris Harto, this move is hailed as “one of the biggest pieces of climate regulation in history.”

    • Automakers will reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by vehicles, which the EPA estimates will result in nearly 50% less emissions by the time the rules come into effect in 2026.
    • The regulations apply to fleets, allowing automakers to continue selling high-emission vehicles while requiring them to offset these sales with more eco-friendly hybrid and EV options.

    “Made in America” faces its match: The EPA anticipates that the new standards will drive an increase in electric and hybrid vehicle sales, potentially reaching up to 56% of vehicles sold by 2032 being electric. President Joe Biden says that American workers will “lead the world” in manufacturing these new cars, but they’ll face stiff competition from more affordable international competitors seeking to make inroads in the US — even if tariffs and the absence of EV credits present an obstacle.

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