Biden wants half of new cars sold in 2030 to be hybrid or all-electric

Biden wants half of new cars sold in 2030 to be hybrid or all-electric


President Biden at an event before the launch of the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning in May 2021. | Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden wants 50 percent of all new cars sold in the United States in 2030 to be all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hydrogen-powered — a goal he will lay out in an executive order later today, according to senior administration officials. In addition, his administration will propose new fuel economy and emissions standards that will more or less erase the Trump administration’s rollback of the previous Obama-era rules covering cars made through 2025.

Biden will also sign an executive order that tasks the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop aggressive long-term rules to support his 2030 target, ones that include medium- and heavy-duty vehicles as well.

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