US Aims to Reduce Gas Emissions
Biden makes a new pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the US by half.
US President Joe Biden has announced a plan that will rapidly transition the US from gasoline-powered cars to electric cars within the next decade.
Goal set for 2030
According to The New York Times, the plan, which calls for stricter rules on vehicle pollution and increases mileage standards, sets a goal for half of the cars sold in the US to be electric by 2030.
It is noteworthy that the three largest automakers signed the plan provided that the Congress approves an infrastructure bill that would include funding for a national network of electric vehicle charging stations.
Biden's promise and concerns
Biden has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent from 2005 levels, by the end of this decade. But that promise will be impossible to fulfill without a radical shift away from gasoline-powered cars and trucks.
Moreover, Biden has expressed concerns that the US is falling behind China in the manufacturing of electric cars. He believes that making cars and retooling batteries can create jobs and boost US commercial power.