WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan compromise on infrastructure cuts in half President Joe Biden’s call for $15 billion to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging outlets, raising the stakes as the administration seeks to win auto industry cooperation on anti-pollution rules to curb climate change.
The White House’s 2030 goal for electric vehicle sales could fall short of what experts say is needed to meet U.S. climate goals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step against climate change, President Joe Biden is proposing a return to aggressive Obama-era vehicle mileage standards over five years. He's then aiming for even tougher anti-pollution rules after that to forcefully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nudge 40% of U.S.
A bipartisan package includes the largest-ever federal spending for electric vehicle charging stations, public transit and clean water.
The White House is negotiating to have automakers pledge that 40% or more of the vehicles they sell in the U.S. will be electric by the end of the decade, something the companies say will require the government to help promote the use of the cars.
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang write about the concern that the Biden administration will give in to automakers' pressure when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions by adopting modest limits rather than the strict standards that could combat climate change.