Climate crisis: Biden reversed a Trump decision and tightened cars' emissions standards.


Climate crisis: Biden reversed a Trump decision and tightened cars' emissions standards.

The vehicles that will be sold in the country from 2023 will have to consume much less fuel than those currently marketed.

ON MONDAY, the US government announced that cars to be sold in the country from 2023 would have to consume much less fuel than those currently marketed, in President Joe Biden's latest bid to combat climate change.

We have followed science, listened to stakeholders, and set strong and stringent standards that will significantly reduce pollution that harms people and our planet and save families money, environmental protection. The agency reported. (EPA).

The new measures approved by the Biden administration are less stringent than those of his predecessor, Republican Donald Trump.

The announcement comes as Biden's massive build-up of better social spending could take a fatal blow when a leading Democratic senator said he would not support the plan, which costs 75 1.75 billion. ٹ 1 trillion (1.55 trillion euros), including funding for new initiatives to combat climate change.

Under the new EPA rules, cars (including SUVs and trucks) will need to go 55 miles or 88.5 kilometers at a continuous speed on one gallon of fuel (nearly 4 liters) by 2026, or 40 miles. 64.4 kilometers in actual driving conditions.

To achieve this, the government is counting on the ability of automakers to improve the technical performance of engines and by increasing sales of electric vehicles.

"By mid-2026, the EPA predicts that final standards can be met, with about 17% of EVs sold and a broader adoption of the advanced gasoline engine technology available today," he said.

The agency estimates that "US drivers will save between 210,000 and 420,000 million dollars (between 186,000 and 372,000 million euros) by 2050 in fuel costs."

Current emissions regulations, approved in March 2020 by the Trump administration, ask manufacturers to improve the energy performance of their models by 1.5% annually between 2021 and 2026, compared to the 5% required by the government of his predecessor Democrat Barack Obama.

In August, Biden had announced a goal for half of the cars sold in the United States by 2030 to be zero-emission vehicles.

Biden raised the measure to compete with China and other countries that have invested in electric vehicles while seeking to transform the United States' transportation sector, which is the largest source of polluting emissions.

From the gardens of the White House, he said that the electric cars parked there are "a vision of the future that is now beginning to happen, a future of the automotive industry that is electric, battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, fuel cell electric."

"It is electric, and there is no return. So the question is whether we are going to lead or lag, "he said.

The announcement drew modest praise from environmentalists for additional measures due to the worsening climate situation.

The "Big Three" US manufacturers - General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis - significantly increased their investments in electric cars, making the 2030 goal "more likely accessible." They also expressed their "common ambition" that, by 2030, between 40% and 50% of the vehicles sold in the United States are of this type.