"Auto-Industry Group Assails Biden’s Plan to Electrify America’s Cars"

"The auto industry’s largest lobbying organization has come out against the Biden administration’s most ambitious climate change regulation, a proposed rule designed to ensure that two-thirds of new passenger cars sold in the United States are all-electric by 2032.

If implemented, the rule would be one of the strongest actions taken by any country to fight climate change. It would eliminate about seven billion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere — the equivalent of taking all American vehicles off the road for four years — by compelling the auto industry to move away from the internal combustion engine that has powered cars for a century and commit to an electric future.

On Wednesday the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, which represents 42 car companies that produce about 97 percent of the new vehicles sold in the United States, wrote in public comments filed to the Environmental Protection Agency that the proposed rules are “neither reasonable nor achievable in thetime frame covered in this proposal.”"

Coral Davenport reports for the New York Times June 28, 2023.

Source: NYTimes, 06/29/2023