Thursday, 05 August 2021 17:59

White House Sets 50% Electrified Vehicle Sales Target For 2030

Written by Dan Mihalascu, Inside EVs


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Half of U.S. new vehicle sales by 2030 should consist of battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles.

President Joe Biden was set to sign a non-binding executive order Aug. 5 targeting a 50% electric vehicle sales share in 2030.


The administration was to announce a set of new actions aimed at advancing this goal and increasing the impact of Biden's proposed Build Back Better and Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal investments.


According to the White House press release, these will position America “to drive the electric vehicle future forward, outcompete China and tackle the climate crisis.”


The executive order sets “an ambitious new target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric or fuel cell electric vehicles.”


The order is also said to kick off development of long-term fuel efficiency and emissions standards to save consumers money, cut pollution, boost public health, advance environmental justice and tackle the climate crisis.


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In addition, the EPA and U.S. Department of Transportation will announce how they are addressing “the previous administration’s harmful rollbacks of near-term fuel efficiency and emissions standards.”


Biden's new executive order sets a new schedule for developing new emissions standards through at least 2030 for light duty vehicles and as early as 2027 for larger vehicles.


The new measures are expected to deliver around $140 billion in net benefits over the life of the program, save about 200 billion gallons of gasoline, and cut around 2 billion...

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