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Posts Tagged: EV Regulations

Former EPA exec Margo Oge explains the new federal emissions rules

The Biden administration has announced three major pro-EV initiatives in recent months—a revamping of the federal tax credits, an infrastructure funding package, and new EPA emissions standards. However, government programs are always complex, and they tend to undergo major revisions between the proposal and policy stages. To help us sort out how the new policies… Read more »

GM confirms California’s authority to set emissions standards, officially ending boycott

GM has agreed to recognize California’s authority to set vehicle emissions standards under the Clean Air Act. Well, isn’t that magnanimous of the company, to allow the state government to pass its own laws? For those of you who’ve just joined us: In 2017, major automakers asked the incoming US president to water down federal… Read more »

EPA’s new emissions rules—the best EV news from Washington in years

The US Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a set of new auto emissions standards, which the New York Times calls “the most significant climate action taken to date by the Biden administration, and [the] highest level ever set for fuel economy.” The story so far: In 2017, major automakers asked the incoming US president to… Read more »

White House releases details of EV charging infrastructure plan

The EV industry applauded the inclusion of a plan to fund charging infrastructure in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)—now rechristened the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIB)—that President Biden signed into law in November. However, until now we didn’t know exactly what we were cheering for. Now the administration has released an EV Charging Action… Read more »

US House passes public works bill with $7.5 billion for EV charging infrastructure

Finally! After much inter- and intra-party wrangling, the US House passed an infrastructure package that authorizes $550 billion of new investment over several years, including $7.5 billion for EV charging infrastructure and several other EV- and clean energy-related items. The total price tag for the package comes to over $1.2 trillion when routine funding for… Read more »

Biden emissions announcement: major milestone or timid target?

The Biden administration has announced the federal government’s return to a policy of pushing automakers to reduce their vehicle emissions over time. The Big Three US automakers, and the United Auto Workers union, are on board, and their representatives joined President Biden at the White House to publicly announce plans not only to improve the… Read more »

Canada to end new gas and diesel vehicle sales in 2035

The dominoes are falling. Several regions of the world, including the UK, California and Massachusetts, have announced proposals to phase out ICE vehicle sales by 2035, and now Canada has followed suit, bringing its previous goal of 100 percent EV sales by 2040 forward by 5 years. (The provinces of British Columbia and Quebec have… Read more »

Bipartisan infrastructure deal includes $15 billion in EV charging and electric bus funding

After weeks of back-and-forth on the infrastructure bill, President Joe Biden announced, “We have a deal,” standing with a group of Republicans and Democrats after a meeting in the Oval Office. “I think it’s really important we’ve all agreed that none of us got all that we wanted.” EV advocates certainly aren’t going to get… Read more »

Bipartisan infrastructure proposal includes a new federal tax on EVs (updated)

EV experts have waxed ecstatic about President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which would include up to $174 billion in funding to boost EV adoption. However, given the political situation in the US Senate, it’s becoming apparent that this proposal is unlikely to become law. Now the talk in Washington is of a “bipartisan compromise,” which… Read more »

Report: California needs 1.2 million EV chargers by 2030

A new analysis from the California Energy Commission (CEC) predicts that the state will need nearly 1.2 million public and shared chargers by 2030 to meet the demands of the 7.5 million passenger plug-in vehicles expected to be on California roads at that time. Assembly Bill 2127, “Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Assessment,” examines charging needs… Read more »