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Biden Aims to Boost Electric Car Sales, Fuel Efficiency in the US

Biden Aims to Boost Electric Car Sales, Fuel Efficiency in the US
The Siliconreview
09 August, 2021

President of the United States of America Joe Biden has recently signed an executive order calling for new automobile emissions standards and setting a new goal of having new vehicles sold in the US be electric by 2030.  In a recent press meet, The White House said that the target would include battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell electric vehicles.

Many leading automotive manufacturers have made voluntary commitments in line with the administration's goals. Most renowned automakers like Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis have said in a joint statement that even they aspire to have electric vehicles make up 40 to 50 percent of new sales by 2030. Toyota has also stated that it will do its part by increasing the manufacturing of electric vehicles.

Automakers said that such a shift would require more than just them making different types of cars. They stated that the government would have to support incentives for both car manufacturers and buyers to choose electric vehicles, money to expand electric vehicle supply chains, and enough funding to build sufficient charging points across the country.