President Joe Biden this week signed an executive order that half of all automobiles sold in the U.S. be zero-emissions vehicles by 2030. While the goal is non-binding, it is part of the administration’s broader agenda to address emissions and compete with China.
Meanwhile, the U.S. EPA announced it will reverse the Trump administration’s rewrite of near-term fuel efficiency and emissions standards for gasoline vehicles. The EPA’s analysis shows manufacturers will be able to comply with these stronger standards using technology that is already used in today’s vehicles, according to the agency’s press release. 8/5/2021