President Joe Biden and his administration have chosen to prioritize gasoline-powered vehicles in the midst of unprecedented inflation, soaring food prices, and a school massacre that targeted Christians.
According to a new Reuters report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to implement “sweeping cuts in vehicle emissions pollution that will push automakers towards a big increase in electric vehicle sales.”
This massive drive for the sale of electric vehicles inevitably results in a massive decline in the sale of gas-powered vehicles.
“Environmental groups and some automakers think the proposal will result in at least 50 percent of the U.S. vehicle fleet by 2030 being electric or plug-in hybrids,” the report notes.
According to a distinct Bloomberg report, these significant announcements are anticipated to be made in Detroit on Wednesday.
According to the two reports, these sweeping alterations appear to fall short of a complete prohibition on gas-powered vehicles.
Despite the fact that these decisions were made with “green” and environmental concerns in mind, the move appears to be upsetting even those who support green initiatives.
The Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a trade group representing nearly all manufacturers (including heavyweights like Ford and Volkswagen), made it abundantly clear that the issue was not the transition to electric vehicles, but the timing of the transition.
“The question isn’t whether it can be done, it’s how fast can it be done,” the alliance told Reuters.
According to the alliance, the primary concern with the timing of this move is that manufacturers are concerned about enhancing the current fleet of cars, only for those cars to be nearly phased out as electric vehicles gain popularity.
“Every dollar invested in internal combustion technology is a dollar not spent on zero carbon technology,” the alliance added.
Bloomberg reports that automakers have asked Biden for more time to better prepare for a mass transition to electric vehicles, while electric vehicle manufacturers, such as Elon Musk’s Tesla, want the government to impose stricter regulations on gas-powered vehicles.
In their current form, these changes could creep up on Americans much sooner than anticipated.
The impact of Biden’s assault on gas-powered vehicles could extend to the model years 2027 through 2032. That is within the next few years.
So, what will these crackdowns specifically target?
Per Bloomberg, these sweeping changes will focus on governing “tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide, smog-forming nitrogen oxide and other pollution from vehicles.”
Biden and his administration have long expressed a desire to crack down on gas-powered vehicles, but in addition to the above-mentioned concerns from manufacturers, there is another large group that could be concerned: commuters.
There are numerous documented problems with electric vehicles, ranging from the trivial to the extremely hazardous.
Even attempting to impose these changes on the American people could have an irreparably negative impact on Biden’s reelection chances in 2024, should he run again.