New Cars Commitments Won’t Drive Us to Clean Energy Future Fast Enough

Biden Administration Must Use Its Existing Authority To Set U.S. On More Rapid Course For 100% Clean Cars

Following the Biden administration’s rollout of proposed fuel economy and tailpipe pollution standards through 2026, and announcement that automakers will aspire to only 40%-50% electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030, Evergreen Action Deputy Policy Director Becca Ellison released the following statement:  

“We already lost out on four years of climate progress under Donald Trump, and we can’t afford to lose any more time. But setting an aspirational target of 40%-50% electric vehicle sales by 2030 is simply not enough. In order to meet our climate goals and build a future with more good jobs and less toxic pollution, President Biden should be championing a much faster transition to electric vehicles.

“The Biden administration should not hamstring itself moving forward. In the next round of rulemaking, federal agencies must craft enforceable fuel economy and tailpipe pollution standards that accurately reflect the urgency of the moment, and drive toward 100% EV sales by 2030. There’s no time to waste.”