Consumer choice, free market biggest obstacles to Biden’s ambitious plan to phase out gas cars

President Biden on Thursday proposed the most sweeping overhaul of the auto industry in U.S. history, unveiling a slew of wide-ranging regulations and goals to increase gas mileage, reduce pollution and shift towards electric vehicles.
Mr. Biden signed an executive order setting a target that 50% of all vehicles sold in the U.S. must be electric by 2030. Also on Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department unveiled new requirements to limit greenhouse gas emissions and raise fuel mileage for vehicles through model year 2026.

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