Biden Bid To Turn America’s Auto Fleet Electric Harder Than It Seems

"The White House’s 2030 goal for electric vehicle sales could fall short of what experts say is needed to meet U.S. climate goals"

"When it comes to meeting President Biden’s climate goals, the math is clear: Half of all cars and SUVs sold in 2030 need to be electric.

Next week, the president and major carmakers plan to promise to reach at least 40 percent by then — potentially rising to the 50 percent mark with generous federal investment.

The voluntary pledge, which is still under negotiation, highlights the challenge the White House faces as it seeks to translate the president’s bold rhetoric into reality. With United Nations climate negotiations just 3½ months away, the administration is struggling with how to transform the transportation sector, America’s biggest driver of carbon emissions."

Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni report for the Washington Post July 29, 2021.

Source: Washington Post, 07/30/2021