"Biden’s Ambitious Climate Plan For EVs Faces These Big Hurdles"

"Many pieces must fall into place for electric vehicles to be the majority of those sold in the U.S. by 2032, as the White House hopes".

"The Biden administration’s plan to remake how Americans travel by forcing automakers to rapidly shift to predominantly electric vehicle sales would strike a major blow against global warming — but only if federal officials can successfully execute it.

There is a lot standing in their way.

The initiative is being launched at the same time the nation’s electricity grid — which would fuel all these new EVs — is wheezing, with destabilizing power outages and developers of wind and solar projects often stuck waiting years to connect to transmission lines. It is uncertain how car companies will secure all the minerals needed to build EV batteries, with federal plans to bring onshore supply chains facing major obstacles."

Evan Halper and Timothy Puko report for the Washington Post April 16, 2023.


"Automakers Face Test in Reaching U.S. Target for Electric Vehicles" (New York Times)

"Biden Plans an Electric Vehicle Revolution. Now, the Hard Part." (New York Times)

"The EPA Wants To Majorly Boost Electric Car Sales. It Would Require A Big Effort" (The Hill)

"Biden Tailpipe Emission Rules Face ‘Major Questions’ Legal Wave" (Bloomberg Environment)


Source: Washington Post, 04/17/2023