Biden wants 40% of US cars to be EVs by 2030

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US President Joe Biden announced higher targets related to protection of environment. He revised previous ambitions and called big car makers to accept voluntarily his aim to increase the share of electric vehicles in their overall car sales to 40% by 2030, Reuters reported. The administration of the White House is expected next week to introduce new tighter rules related to the decrease of greenhouse gases by 2026.

Sources from the automotive industry have earmarked that voluntary electric vehicle target could go as high as 50% but still there is no agreement with carmakers and many details remain to be discussed, including whether that pledge will include various types of gasoline-electric hybrids.

Earlier in July Stellantis, the parent company of Fiat Chrysler, announced it was targeting over 40% of US vehicles be low emission by 2030. General Motors declined to comment on the talks. It has said earlier it aspires to end sales of new US gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. The White House declined to comment on the discussions. Ford did not comment on the discussions but noted it has said it plans "at least 40% of our global vehicle volume being all-electric by 2030." The Biden administration has resisted calls to set a binding target for EV adoption or to follow California in setting 2035 as a date to phase out the sale of new gasoline-powered light duty vehicles.

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