The US EPA is preparing to announce new limits on tailpipe emissions, which would require 67% of new vehicles sold in the US by 2032 to be all-electric cars. This would represent a significant increase from the 5.8% of electric cars sold in 2022. The EPA Administrator is expected to make the announcement in Detroit on Wednesday, and the proposed limits would be the US’s most aggressive climate regulations to date, but would also present possible challenges.
Automakers have already made significant investments in electric vehicles, but rapid adoption of the technology would require expansive charging infrastructure, and consumers would also need to be willing to adopt electric vehicles. While the Biden administration has set a target for at least 500,000 electric vehicle chargers on US roads by 2030, the cost of electric vehicles also needs to remain reasonable to encourage adoption.