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Biden Admin New Emission Standards Could Force Over 67% Vehicles be Electric by 2032

Biden Admin New Emission Standards Could Force Over 67% Vehicles be Electric by 2032

I cannot find an obvious fact in the White House press release. How much will installing an electric power station in their homes cost? How much will electricity bills go up to charge one or two cars?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled new vehicle emissions that could force manufacturers to make two out every three vehicles run on electricity by 2032.

That’s 67% of cars, 50% of vocational vehicles, 35% of short-haul freight tractors, and 25% of new long-haul freight tractors.

The document is 758 pages.

This is ridiculous:

Under the proposal, carbon dioxide emissions from car and light truck fleets would be capped at 82 grams per mile in model year 2032, representing a 56% reduction from model year 2026 standards. Some 7.3 billion tons of CO2 emissions would be avoided through the year 2055, which the EPA said was equivalent to eliminating all greenhouse gas releases from the entire US transportation sector for four years.

The EPA forecast sees benefits of as much as $1.6 trillion through 2055, tied to a reduction in premature deaths, cardiovascular illnesses, aggravated asthma, heart attacks and decreased lung function exacerbated by pollution that would be stifled by the requirements.

The White House wants to “reduce oil imports by 20 million barrels.”

The hot air needs some air conditioning:

Cars and truck manufacturers have made clear that the future of transportation is electric. The market is moving. Since President Biden took office, the private sector – including the American auto industry – has invested more than $120 billion in the American-made electric vehicle and battery supply chain. The United States can seize this moment to secure American leadership in the global race to a clean transportation future, or let competitors like China out-compete us for the jobs and investments building that future.

As a car enthusiast and self-proclaimed car guy, President Biden is seizing the moment. His Investing in America agenda is expanding domestic manufacturing and accelerating adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), including battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell electric vehicles. This is bringing good-paying jobs back home and putting the United States on a bold path to out-compete China in securing the jobs and investments of the future.

The White House insists “the proposed standards would save the average consumer $12,000 over the lifetime of the vehicle.”

However, I cannot find an obvious fact in the White House press release. How much will it cost people to install an electric power station in their homes? How much will charging one or two cars raise their electric bill?

What about the strain on power grids? How about the fact you need coal to make electricity? They hate coal for some reason but you need coal to make electricity.

What a bunch of….you know.


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Electric cards are difficult to source and build. But ICE vehicles are easier.

As traditional car manufacturers drop out, expect new ICE vehicle manufacturers to pop up to fill the gaps.

E Howard Hunt | April 12, 2023 at 9:41 am

If it must be, why can’t some of this be mitigated by hybrid-electrics? What happened to them?

    Hybrids are holding onto value quite nicely, or at least in this area. A regular ten-year-old Prius can be found for just over $10k (high mileage, of course) and new ones are just about impossible to find on a dealership floor before they’re gone. I *almost* bought one two years ago when I was shopping (bought a 5 year old Versa instead) but it was a tad over my budget. Regretting it some now because the test drive was wonderful, and most likely the resale price would not have dropped a penny today. Still, Versa does me just fine.

Typical Dumb-o-crat apparatchik meddling. The Dumbs know what they’re doing. Similar to the new appliance efficiency standards for gas stoves, the goal is to make gas stoves and gas-powered cars cost-prohibitive for manufacturers, and, by extension, consumers. The lower and middle-class consumer will continue to be impoverished by the vile Dumb-o-crats’ “climate change” policies, while the malignant and belligerent Chinese communist regime is enriched and empowered, given that most EV battery components and minerals are either directly sourced from China, or, assembled there.

See this graphic tweeted by Barron’s reporter, Al Root:

Amiable Dorsai | April 12, 2023 at 10:01 am

Time to start building nuke plants. The proposal should include a mandate that the states have to encourage the construction of nuke plants to make the required power for all those new electric vehicles.

All the states, especially California.

    Blue states make it impossible to build anything. So in the future, the states that do build them can essentially be the OPEC of the new world order. I see it as an opportunity. When those blue states have brown outs, they can buy power from the red states… for a price. and I don’t foresee any discounts for or barter for abortion pills in this math.

You will see many, many cars parked on the street on a first come, first parked basis. There are not any assigned parking spots.

In these neighborhoods, will there be a charging station for each parking spot?

How will this be paid for?

This policy would create a dependency for mass transportation in cities or welfare/basic income in rural areas for those who do not choose to move to cities. It is all part of the progressive’s plan to control Americans.

This is a bribe/shove against the Overton Window. In short, the US auto manufacturers agreed (at gunpoint) two years ago to produce a third of their vehicles as electric. They don’t like it. In short, an electric (fill in model here) is far more expensive, shorter ranged, depreciates at a rapid rate, suffers greatly from parts shortages during manufacture and thereafter, and the biggest reason is *less* profitable without the government coughing up a sizable chunk of the sticker price.

So here we have the current administration poking a stick in their eye and effectively saying “Oh, you don’t like a third? Try *two* thirds! Wanna go for three? Or do you want to contribute to the Send Joe Back to the White House fund and we’ll consider a few ‘carve-outs’ for special donors? How about buying a few paintings?”

    Suburban Farm Guy in reply to georgfelis. | April 12, 2023 at 10:40 am

    “In short, the US auto manufacturers agreed (at gunpoint) two years ago to produce a third of their vehicles as electric.”

    Correct. But the propaganda today:

    “Cars and truck manufacturers have made clear that the future of transportation is electric.”

    “Please don’t shoot me,” they added.

Today, the average car price is close to $50 grand, which about the average middle class salary. EV’s will up that significantly.

So what happens? Simple, we become Venezuela, Cuba or North Korea where only the rich can afford a new car, and automakers would make more money on lower volume. The rest of us walk.

The rest of us walk.

Let me repeat that: The rest of us walk. Get the point? Then stop with the EV economics and physics nonsense because that ain’t impressing anybody in Washington DC or Wall Street.

Our freedom to travel by car — freedom to move about whenever and wherever we want — is hated by government more than anything except us being armed. The EV is a tool to restrict our freedom to move.

    So …. its 2 years at a public university for your college aged kid or a new EV? So you buy the required EV, the kid borrows the money for college and Brandon forgives the loan.

    nordic prince in reply to George S. | April 12, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Hence the propaganda about how wonderful “15-minute cities” are.

    They’re programming you to accept this.

Take your EV and SHOVE IT!!!

We don’t even have a realistic battery technology for these dreamed-of electric cars. Flux capacitors? Maybe the plastic/graphene tech Musk mentioned a few weeks ago will work.

And of course charging grid and generating capacity.

Make the World go away

Get it off my shoulders…

Short game and long game strategy:

Short game. OPEC. Dems are for sale, they have no values, only lust for power. OPEC should start buying them off. Rules don’t matter, they can do it.

Long game: Since Blue states plan on fueling this with unicorn farts and refuse to build new sources of energy, Red states should start investing heavily in nuclear power plants. In the post apocalyptic dystopian world the dems are building, the ones with the energy hold all the power.

    randian in reply to Andy. | April 12, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    Great idea, but EPA won’t approve new nuclear plants, and red states still have to listen to them.

      Andy in reply to randian. | April 12, 2023 at 9:17 pm

      Didn’t Trump gut the EPA pretty hard?

      Did Biden clean out what Trump did and put commies and cross dressers in charge there too?

Is there a displacement limit for engine size?
I’ll build a Tuk-Tuk.

nordic prince | April 12, 2023 at 12:17 pm

Electric cars have been around for over a hundred years – hardly “wave of the future” stuff… if anything, it’s taking a step back.

It’s not about “clean transportation” or “the environment” or “muh convenience” or whatever the propaganda du jour is: it’s about control, pure and simple.

    alaskabob in reply to nordic prince. | April 13, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    Especially the 1898 P1! That was followed by a hybrid. The P1 had 4 wheel drive with motors in the hubs of the wheels. The designer… F. Porsche.

If the Biden administration had existed in 1789, they could have “accelerated” the adoption of the internal combustion engine by 100 years, simply by shooting all the horses.

CO2 doesn’t aggravate asthma or cause illness and heart attacks, and isn’t a pollutant in any case. Gasoline engines are essentially zero-emissions already with modern emissions controls.

CO2 standards are indistinguishable from fuel economy standards, I recall court rulings to the effect that EPA is not permitted to regulate fuel economy under the guise of emissions standards.

NIMBY environmentalism and Green progress through shared responsibility.

“How much will installing an electric power station in their homes cost?”
Don’t worry about that. That’s a problem for Future Homer.
When the time comes, the EPA will have a specially-trained platoon of unicorns who can install them for $100 each.
Unless people make the fatal mistake of voting for a Republican president.

Close The Fed | April 12, 2023 at 2:25 pm

What a mess we’re in, because of a stolen election.

smalltownoklahoman | April 12, 2023 at 3:48 pm

The EPA seriously needs to have it’s regulatory power curtailed, if not revoked! Should Trump or Desantis win in 2024 we really need to get that message across to them!

BierceAmbrose | April 12, 2023 at 3:52 pm

It is the art of banning without banning.

“What a bunch of….you know.”
Well…at least we’ll have enough fertilizer for the next millenium

The worst part of all this is that my sister-in-law is so proud of what he’s doing for our country and hopes that no one talks him out of running for POTUS in 2024
and she’s just a tiny part of the herd – baa, baa.

Don’t forget about the massive impact of the additional transmission lines to supply this electricity for EV. Our fried Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan, just proposed using eminent domain as a first resort to force sales of the necessary land and/or easements. Eff that. IMO eminent domain should never be used for projects that don’t primarily benefit the local community; sewer or water as examples. An interstate electric transmission line doesn’t fit the definition of local benefit when it is primarily hauling power out of State or to another part of the State.

He won’t be around that long thankfully.
The EV market will collapse is my theory since your not going to get 100,000 miles on many EV.

They still can’t mine, recycle , or produce the materials necessary for EVs without using fossil fuels

Destroying the earth to “save the planet “

George_Kaplan | April 12, 2023 at 8:40 pm

The long term plan may be the abolition of the grid, each household having their own solar power system, solar batteries, and fossil fuel powered generator for when the sun isn’t shining.

Will all the auto union members who are poised to lose their jobs start to vote Republican? It would be logical. But it probably won’t happen.

You can bet your life that “67% of vehicles” will NOT be electric by 2032 and sleep easy, assured that there’s no chance you will lose your bet.

They can legislate all they want, sign as many executive orders, “finalize” a billion “rules” through the bureaucracy, and it won’t matter one bit.

There’s simply no way this is possible. If if the overwhelming majority of vehicle owners were not adamantly opposed to giving up a functional vehicle in exchange for an EV.

Will anywhere near the amount of rare earths be mined to produce the batteries? No. Can we develop these resources here in the US? No – D’s environmental lobbies prevent it.
Will the charging stations be built? No.
Do we have the power generation capacity? No. Will we build it? D’s will oppose EVERY new power plant proposed anywhere to stop it.
Do we have the distribution grid to handle the increased load? No. The transmission grid? No. Will they be built? No. And, again, D’s will do everything in their power to prevent new construction everywhere.

The very people pushing for this absurdity are the same ones preventing it ever happening.

They can mandate that 2/3 of the cars are electric, sure, but they can’t force anyone to actually buy that junk.