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Biden’s plan to phase out gas-powered cars is all pain for consumers and no gain

Diana Furchtgott-Roth writes in The Hill about the EPA’s plan to phase out gas-powered cars.

The C3 Take
  • The EPA is proposing a new rule that would require 60 percent of vehicles in the US to be electric by 2030 and 67 percent to be electric in 2032 despite the fact that only they 6 percent of vehicles on the road today are EVs. The proposed rule would severely cut consumer choice, be costly, and inconvenience drivers with time and weather constraints.
  • Without meaningful reforms to the permitting process, the U.S. would become even more reliant  on China, which supplies of the minerals needed to make EVs.
  • To bring more EVs onto the road, governments should empower consumers and invest in innovation, not mandate certain technologies. 

“Through regulation, the Biden administration wants to put the U.S. on a glide path to California’s rule to eliminate sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles altogether by 2035. Just as many Americans enjoy driving electric vehicles, others prefer gasoline-powered cars. Their choice of cars should be preserved.”

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