EPA to Propose New Tailpipe Limits Ahead of Earth Day 2023

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The EPA is planning to propose new tailpipe limits ahead of Earth Day 2023 in an effort to accelerate the switch to zero-emission vehicles.

Today, Earth Day 2023 is less than two weeks away. As we celebrate Earth Month, the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) is planning to propose new limits on tailpipe emissions. The report from The New York Times says an announcement could come as early as this week. It goes on to say the proposed changes would require up to 67% of new vehicles sold in the U.S. to be all-electric vehicles by 2032. The aim is to aggressively limit tailpipe emissions and boost electric vehicle adoption.

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Zero Emissions Is Not Enough
Zero Emissions Is Not Enough.

Apparently, the proposed limits project EVs, such as the all-electric Fisker Ocean, will account for 54% to 60% of new vehicles sold in the United States by 2030. Furthermore, EVs are to represent between 64% and 67% of new vehicles by 2032. However, last week, Reuters reported the proposed limits will lead to at least 50% of US vehicles sold by 2030 being both electric or plug-in hybrids.

An EPA spokesperson stated in a CNBC statement, “As directed by the President in an executive order, the EPA is developing new standards that will seize on this historic progress to accelerate the transition to a zero-emissions transportation future, protecting people and the planet. Once the interagency review process is completed, the proposals will be signed, published in the Federal Register, and made available for public review and comment.”

Protecting Mother Earth

Fisker Ocean Los Angeles Auto Show
All-electric Fisker Ocean makes appearance at Los Angeles Auto Show.

The proposed limits would be the most aggressive climate regulations to date in the USA. Traditional automakers who rely on selling vehicles with internal combustion engines may face challenges. However, existing EV makers like Fisker may benefit from the potential tailwind. Currently, data from Kelley Blue Book shows that 5.8% of cars sold in 2022 were electric. This is up from 3.2% in 2021. The EPA’s plans indicate the potential for a significant increase in EV adoption. These proposed changes have the potential to accelerate the switch to zero-emission vehicles. Most importantly, they could help protect future generations and Mother Earth.

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6 thoughts on “EPA to Propose New Tailpipe Limits Ahead of Earth Day 2023

  1. “Mother Earth” is an outcome of an ideology that is not shared by many people. I personally prefer to read the electric car being in competition with ICEs on the basis of evaluation, power and activity (EPA in the sense of market psychologists).
    Also, regarding ICEs as enemies to “mother earth” leads to a ban for all cars sooner or later. But individual mobility is key to freedom and must not be called into question by competing companies and directions of the automotive industry.
    Please keep on sending positive messages about the automobile in general and Fisker in detail!

  2. Let us buy electric cars if we want them. Not because it is mandated. It may be reasonable to set private vehicle weight limit to about 3500 pounds and speed back to 55 to save fuel.

  3. Why do I see all sorts of Evadvertised on TV and I never see Fisker advertised on TV I think that would raise the interest and put it in the forefront of technology for EV

What are your thoughts?