President Joe Biden

U.S. EPA To Propose Toughest Rules Yet On Gas-Powered Vehicles, Pushing For EV Bump

President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The Biden administration will propose regulations aimed at cracking down on emissions from gas-powered vehicles and proposing the strictest federal emissions standards yet.

The announcement is set to be in Detroit on April 12.

Bloomberg reported that the proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules are expected to implement stricter rules on carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and more for vehicles with model years between 2027 and 2032.

The Biden admin recently approved a strict set of Californian emissions standards that would effectively ban the sale of diesel-powered heavy-duty vehicles after 2045, after the state and others implemented a similar ban on gas-powered cars and smaller vehicles after 2035.

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According to Bloomberg, the EPA is also set to propose stricter rules on heavy-duty vehicles on Wednesday and on power plants later in April.

The EPA in March proposed rules that would heavily limit smog-producing nitrous oxide emissions by power plants, primarily located in the Midwest, which can blow into other states.

The Biden administration has faced pressure from traditional automakers, which have pushed for stricter rules to be delayed.

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In comparison, according to Bloomberg, electric carmakers have pushed for the administration to implement stricter rules following the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and other government subsidies.

The administration has made transitioning the economy toward net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 a top priority.

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