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