Skip to comments.Biden admin faces pressure to drop electric vehicle mandate regulations: 'This is alarming' (only 7.26 years left)
Posted on 10/18/2023 4:04:35 AM PDT by Libloather
The Biden administration is facing an onslaught of opposition to its proposed fuel economy standards, which critics say would increase consumer costs and unfairly burden U.S. businesses.
The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received more than 62,900 public comments related to the fuel economy regulations it issued in late July during its comment period, which ended Monday. The so-called Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards received opposition letters from a wide range of stakeholders, including 26 states and the energy, agriculture and automotive industries.
"NHTSA’s proposal is yet another attempt by the Biden administration to restrict Americans’ freedom to decide what vehicle fits their needs and budget," Will Hupman, the American Petroleum Institute's (API) vice president of downstream policy, said in a statement.
"Combined with EPA’s proposed tailpipe emissions standards, these rules amount to a de facto ban on cars and trucks using liquid fuels, which can and should be a part of the solution to reduce carbon emissions," he continued.
API argued in its comment letter to NHTSA that, while it supports policies to lower drive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector, the proposed fuel economy standards would harm consumer choice, raise costs and create a non-resilient transport sector that is "vulnerable to unexpected disruptions" since it would be dependent on electric vehicles.
The group, which is the nation's largest fossil fuel lobby organization, also argued NHTSA lacks the authority to implement regulations that "effectively require electrification" of a portion of the U.S. vehicle fleet.
"NHTSA has departed from Congressional intent and proposed standards that do not meet statutory requirements," American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, another industry group, wrote in a comment letter. "In particular, we believe that NHTSA exceeds its legal authority by setting the fuel economy standards at a level......
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Why is it that all of us, from the out side looking in, can see how F ing stupid their mandates are?
We aren’t getting the kickbacks and bribes to put the EV farce.
EVs will replace ICEs right after Wine Coolers replace Beer.
The GRID won’t be ready.
The critical minerals coming from Russia and China won’t be there.
The capital investment for the transition to EVs will cost at least twice as much.
Because we live outside the DC common sense exclusion zone, which extends well out into the suburbs there.
That’s a keeper!
Short of something that causes a quantum leap in battery tech, you are correct.
Is it asking too much to at least have CONGRESS vote on this? Or are we now ‘beyond’ such inconveniences?
I am getting only 7.25 years left in my calculations
Please check yours for any rounding errors
Gives me an extra few days. I’ll let you know how it goes.
After all this climate change/global warming/EV push/CAFE standards and all other associated BS is finally squashed, there needs to be sommething akin to the Nuremburg trials...with approppriate hangings.
Comments are in.
EPA and DOT have checked the box.
They are now free to do whatever the hell they want to do.
All so legal and tidy.
“Comments are in.
EPA and DOT have checked the box.”
Yep, them’s the DC rules.
The cafe standards are killing people with lighter cars that are not able to protect people.
The new casting process that Tesla and now Toyota are using will make repairs to lightly damaged cars too expensive and they will be declared totaled by the insurance companies. You will not get 100% back but will be paying on the old car while having to buy another car.
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