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Biden, in a Push to Phase Out Gas Cars, to Tighten Pollution Rules

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In the continuing run-up to the electric future:

President Biden on Thursday will roll out a two-step strategy that uses tailpipe regulations to try to rapidly shift Americans from gasoline-powered cars and trucks toward electric vehicles — a central part of his plan to cut pollution that is heating the planet.
Mr. Biden plans to first restore and slightly strengthen auto mileage standards to the levels that existed under President Barack Obama but were weakened during the Trump administration. Next, his administration will draft a set of even more stringent auto pollution rules for both passenger vehicles and heavy-duty trucks that are designed to ramp up sales of electric vehicles.

“When I say electric vehicles are the future, I’m not joking,” Mr. Biden wrote in a tweet on Wednesday evening. “Tune in for big news tomorrow.”
He will also sign an executive order that sets a target that half of all vehicles sold in the United States be powered by batteries, fuel cells or be hybrid electric by 2030.
In a signal of industry support, the president will be flanked by the chief executives of the nation’s three largest automakers as well as the head of the United Auto Workers. The automakers will pledge that 40 to 50 percent of their new car sales will be electric vehicles by 2030, up from just 2 percent this year — on the condition that Congress passes a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that calls for $7.5 billion for a national network of electric vehicle charging stations.
That goal faces several challenges.
Experts say it will not be possible for electric vehicles to go from niche to mainstream without making electric charging stations as ubiquitous as the corner gas station is today. And while labor leaders will attend the White House event, they remain concerned about a wholesale shift to electric vehicles, which require fewer workers to assemble.
But without a radical change to the type of vehicles Americans drive, it will be impossible for Mr. Biden to meet his ambitious pledge to cut planet-warming emissions by 50 percent from 2005 levels by the end of this decade. Gasoline-powered cars and trucks are the largest single source of greenhouse gases produced in the United States, accounting for 28 percent of the nation’s total carbon emissions.



 

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Will never happen.
 

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Why dont these freaks focus on making electric vehicles accessible for everyone before fucking it up for the poor and rural citizens?
Either they are completely stupid or disingenuous.
99% chance its both.
 

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Why dont these freaks focus on making electric vehicles accessible for everyone before fucking it up for the poor and rural citizens?
Either they are completely stupid or disingenuous.
99% chance its both.
They are you idiot, whether you like it or not. Give it a few years.
 

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Biden has gotta do what he can while he still has any semblance of a memory and the House.
Once they are gone, so is his Marxist Society
 

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Famous last words of a fool.

Why not make electric vehicles that out-compete ICE vehicles instead of trying to de facto ban them?

Why is government force needed to make people switch?

Government didn't have to force people to give up their horse and buggies, cars were better and people switched to cars on their own.
 

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If you have an 8 hour drive to the beach with gas, how long will it take with an EV?
10? 11? And thats if you find a fast charger somewhere.
This regression is unacceptable but still being pushed.
SMH
 

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They are you idiot, whether you like it or not. Give it a few years.

Then why are laws like this needed?

More progressive need to control everything and everyone.
 

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If you have an 8 hour drive to the beach with gas, how long will it take with an EV?
10? 11? And thats if you find a fast charger somewhere.
This regression is unacceptable but still being pushed.
SMH
That's been debunked years ago. Get a clue.
 

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That's been debunked years ago. Get a clue.
Jesus Christ dude, do you ever say anything of substance? Im serious, you make moonglow look like an asset to this place.
 

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Then why are laws like this needed?

More progressive need to control everything and everyone.
The free market WILL decide, do you remember when 4K big screen TV's first came out? Pretty expensive, huh? How about now? Everybody has one. See where I'm going?

Of course, all you dinosaurs will go kicking and screaming, but that's alright, 100 years ago, the Horse and Buggy would never be replaced.
 

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Jesus Christ dude, do you ever say anything of substance? Im serious, you make moonglow look like an asset to this place.
Yea, sounds like exactly what I said to you earlier. Can't think of anything original, us usual. What a dullard.
 

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The free market WILL decide, do you remember when 4K big screen TV's first came out? Pretty expensive, huh? How about now? Everybody has one. See where I'm going?

Of course, all you dinosaurs will go kicking and screaming, but that's alright, 100 years ago, the Horse and Buggy would never be replaced.

When you make standards that are too expensive to implement you are not using the free market. You are using government manipulation to force manufacturers to not make a given product, and people to not be able to afford a given product.

The Horse and buggy were replaced by a superior product that people bought willingly. The government didn't have to impose restrictions on horses and buggies to get people to buy cars. Cars were superior in every way.
 

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In the continuing run-up to the electric future:

President Biden on Thursday will roll out a two-step strategy that uses tailpipe regulations to try to rapidly shift Americans from gasoline-powered cars and trucks toward electric vehicles — a central part of his plan to cut pollution that is heating the planet.
Mr. Biden plans to first restore and slightly strengthen auto mileage standards to the levels that existed under President Barack Obama but were weakened during the Trump administration. Next, his administration will draft a set of even more stringent auto pollution rules for both passenger vehicles and heavy-duty trucks that are designed to ramp up sales of electric vehicles.

“When I say electric vehicles are the future, I’m not joking,” Mr. Biden wrote in a tweet on Wednesday evening. “Tune in for big news tomorrow.”
He will also sign an executive order that sets a target that half of all vehicles sold in the United States be powered by batteries, fuel cells or be hybrid electric by 2030.
In a signal of industry support, the president will be flanked by the chief executives of the nation’s three largest automakers as well as the head of the United Auto Workers. The automakers will pledge that 40 to 50 percent of their new car sales will be electric vehicles by 2030, up from just 2 percent this year — on the condition that Congress passes a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that calls for $7.5 billion for a national network of electric vehicle charging stations.
That goal faces several challenges.
Experts say it will not be possible for electric vehicles to go from niche to mainstream without making electric charging stations as ubiquitous as the corner gas station is today. And while labor leaders will attend the White House event, they remain concerned about a wholesale shift to electric vehicles, which require fewer workers to assemble.
But without a radical change to the type of vehicles Americans drive, it will be impossible for Mr. Biden to meet his ambitious pledge to cut planet-warming emissions by 50 percent from 2005 levels by the end of this decade. Gasoline-powered cars and trucks are the largest single source of greenhouse gases produced in the United States, accounting for 28 percent of the nation’s total carbon emissions.



Trump will get away of it on his first day back in 2025.
 

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