Tag: Joe Biden

Watch President Joe Biden Hammer The GMC Hummer EV At Factory Zero

It wasn’t that long ago that Joe Biden was driving the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center. Now, he’s been filmed driving the 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup at the opening of GM’s Factory Zero. And if there’s one lesson to be taken from all of this, it’s don’t let President […]

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Tesla Wants Bigger Penalties For Carmakers That Don’t Meet Fuel Economy Requirements

Tesla is urging the Biden administration to hike civil penalties for car manufacturers that fail to meet fuel economy requirements. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a notice on August 18 that it could impose higher penalties for prior model years to car manufacturers that couldn’t meet fuel efficiency requirements. Before it does […]

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U.S. Senate Passes $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill With Billions For EV Infrastructure

The U.S. Senate voted 69-30 in favor of passing a sweeping $1.2 trillion infrastructure package today that will fund projects like roads, bridges, rail, transit, and the electric grid, reports CNN. Most notably for the automotive industry, the bipartisan bill includes $7.5 billion in funding to help create a network of EV charging stations across the […]

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White House May Have Snubbed Tesla At EV Event Because Of Attitude Towards Unions

To announce its new plans to push automakers to make 50 percent of their vehicles fully electric by 2030, the White House held a press conference with executives from Ford, GM, and Stellantis. Notably absent from the event was anyone representing Tesla. As the biggest American manufacturer of EVs, the snub didn’t go unnoticed by […]

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President Biden Aims For 50% Of New Vehicles To Be Electrified In 2030

The White House has announced President Biden will sign an executive order that calls for 50% of new vehicles sold in 2030 to be zero-emissions capable. While the 50% figure is being billed as a “target,” the Biden administration wants consumers to embrace battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles as well as plug-in hybrids. […]

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White House Wants U.S. Automakers To Commit To Making 40% Of Their Lineup Electric By 2030

The Biden administration is asking automakers to voluntarily pledge to making 40 percent of their new vehicle lineups fully electric by 2030. This is part of a push to make the transportation industry more sustainable. According to Reuters, although some reports have suggested that the number will be as high as 50 percent, a United […]

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Automakers May Have To Increase Fuel Economy By 3.7% Per Year Under Proposed New EPA Standards

President Joe Biden is proposing a return to aggressive fuel economy standards over the next five years in an effort to help combat climate change and encourage 40 percent of U.S. drivers into EVs by 2030. The Associated Press reports that proposed rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation that […]

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Toyota Halts Donations To Congress Members That Opposed 2020 Elections Certification

Toyota has announced that it will stop donating to U.S. members of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential elections, in which Joe Biden won, in January. In late June, a watchdog group dubbed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington revealed that Toyota’s political action committee had donated $55,000 to […]

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