21 U.S. states urge EPA to tighten proposed vehicle emission reforms

By Nikita Chaurasia  | Date: 2021-09-29

21 U.S. states urge EPA to tighten proposed vehicle emission reforms

A coterie of 21 state attorneys general in consort with the District of Columbia, and various other U.S. cities have reportedly urged the Biden administration to approve significantly stricter vehicle emissions standards than its current proposal.

In August this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had called for a reversal of Trump’s relaxed vehicle emissions norms. Currently, it seeks to enhance efficiency by 10% in 2023 and plans to achieve a fleet average of 52 miles per gallon by the year 2026.

However, the cities and states are lobbying for more stringent emissions regulations, countering that automakers have sufficient time to meet more stringent regulations.

The letter from state attorneys general led by California, along with New York, Los Angeles, and Denver, stated that the EPA must begin to address the catastrophic risks of climate change and continuing harms faced by certain communities.

Furthermore, the ACEEE (American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy) is also pushing for higher emissions requirements and has called the EPA's proposed standard ‘too weak.’

In this context, ACEEE also pointed out that EPA's analysis revealed that the new rule will only bring the EV market share to 8% by 2026, making it near impossible to meet Biden’s goal of having 50% EV penetration by 2030.

Notably, emissions regulations had taken a backseat during Trump's Republican reign, which required only 1.5% annual increments in efficiency through 2026, while the previous Obama administration had required a hefty 5% annual increase rate.

It is also worth noting that the EPA estimates President Biden's current plan to incur USD 150 billion to USD 240 billion on higher vehicle costs through 2025.

However, the plan will save motorists USD 120 billion to USD 250 billion in fuel expenses, and net benefits of USD 86 billion to USD 140 billion will be recorded along with other consequential benefits such as reduced pollution levels and improved public health.

Source Credit –

https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/u-s-environment-agency-urged-by-21-states-to-toughen-vehicle-emissions-rewrite/86574923

About Author

Nikita Chaurasia     aeresearch.net

Nikita Chaurasia

An accomplished professional in the field of content development, playing with words comes naturally to Nikita Chaurasia. After completing her post-graduate MBA degree in Advertising and PR, Nikita worked across numerous content-driven verticals, undertaking diverse r...

Read More

More News By Nikita Chaurasia

Indian food delivery giant Swiggy to buy Dineout from Times Internet

Indian food delivery giant Swiggy to buy Dineout from Times Internet

By Nikita Chaurasia

Swiggy, an Indian food delivery giant, has recently announced an agreement with Times Internet to buy Dineout, a dining and restaurant technology platform. Swiggy will use the acquisition to enter the dining out (non-delivery) market, where it will c...

Grocery delivery platform Instacart files for U.S. stock market debut

Grocery delivery platform Instacart files for U.S. stock market debut

By Nikita Chaurasia

Instacart, a grocery delivery service, has announced that it has submitted a provisional registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), clearing the way for the company to list its shares on the U.S. stock exchange. The ...

Tyson Foods improves annual sales outlook as meat prices surge in U.S.

Tyson Foods improves annual sales outlook as meat prices surge in U.S.

By Nikita Chaurasia

American food major Tyson Foods Inc. has reportedly improved its full-year sales outlook after witnessing better-than-expected earnings and revenue in the last quarter. The company raised its full-year sales to around USD 54 billion, above the averag...

EU likely to enforce new rules to regulate tech giants in spring 2023

EU likely to enforce new rules to regulate tech giants in spring 2023

By Nikita Chaurasia

The Executive Vice President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager reportedly claimed that the union is likely to start enforcing the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the spring of 2023. The antitrust legislation, which aims to limit the power of...

India teams up with Japan to develop affordable EV charging standard

India teams up with Japan to develop affordable EV charging standard

By Nikita Chaurasia

India and Japan are reportedly working on a joint initiative to develop a standard for electric vehicle charging in emerging markets. The duo will use Japan’s protocols to make easier-to-install and operate EV charging stations. The CHAdeMO ...