Biden Administration Reconsidering Timeframe for Electric Vehicle Transition

Feb. 20, 2024
A more gradual transition through 2032 would be initiated, which afterward would have to quickly increase to maintain set goals.

The U.S. government is considering slowing down its expectations for an electric vehicle transition throughout the country, reports Jalopnik.

According to a report from the New York Times, the Biden administration is still aiming for 67% of new cars and light-duty trucks to be fully electric by 2032, but plans are being reworked to allow more time to adapt.

If these changes are implemented with the proposed emission regulations, a more gradual transition through 2032 would be initiated, which afterward would have to quickly increase to maintain set goals.

The move is not too surprising, with automakers such as Ford and GM retracting some of their focus away from EV manufacturing in favor of hybrid vehicles. Many manufacturers are citing a lack of adequate infrastructure and high costs as being roadblocks to the swift EV transition the government is proposing. 

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