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EPA Announces New Limits on Tailpipe Emissions in Push to Transition to Electric Vehicles

HeadlineMar 21, 2024

In environmental news, the Biden administration announced new rules curbing tailpipe emissions for passenger cars and light-duty trucks. The new standards call for a 56% reduction in average carbon emissions by 2032. The Environmental Protection Agency hopes the rule will help propel the sale of electric vehicles, or EVs, which last year made up less than 8% of all new car sales. While it’s the greatest-ever limits imposed on tailpipe emissions, climate groups criticized the EPA for slowing down the transition to EVs after the agency’s initial proposal was met with backlash from the auto and fossil fuel industries.

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