Congressman Tim Ryan Applauds President Biden’s New Effort to Transition U.S. to 50% Electric Vehicle Sales by 2030
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today applauded President Biden’s latest actions to position America to drive the electric vehicle future forward, outcompete China, and tackle the climate crisis – including a target of 50% electric vehicle sales share by 2030.
“China is already two steps ahead of us in the electric vehicle space, and if we don’t act now, we’ll get left in their dust. Luckily, we in Northeast Ohio are already at the starting blocks. With Lordstown Motors, BRITE Energy Innovators, the GM-LG Chem Battery Plant, Youngstown State, and the other projects coming online, Voltage Valley is already leading the clean energy revolution here in the United States,” said Congressman Ryan. “I applaud President Biden’s bold new target to transition the US to 50% EV sales in under ten years. This forward-thinking leadership will help us achieve our climate goals, and put Americans back to work while we do. I look forward to working together with the President to scale up the work we’ve already started here in Northeast Ohio so our workers can keep doing what we do best: making world-class cars and trucks.”
Background on President Biden’s actions to transition US to clean cars and trucks:
Today the President signed an Executive Order that sets an ambitious new target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or fuel cell electric vehicles. The Executive Order also kicks off development of long-term fuel efficiency and emissions standards to save consumers money, cut pollution, boost public health, advance environmental justice, and tackle the climate crisis.
In addition, and consistent with the President’s Day One Executive Order, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced how they are addressing the previous administration’s harmful rollbacks of near-term fuel efficiency and emissions standards. Through these coordinated notices of proposed rulemaking, the two agencies are advancing smart fuel efficiency and emissions standards that would deliver around $140 billion in net benefits over the life of the program, save about 200 billion gallons of gasoline, and reduce around two billion metric tons of carbon pollution. For the average consumer, this means net benefits of up to $900 over the life of the vehicle in fuel savings.
These new actions – paired with the investments in the President’s Build Back Better Agenda – will strengthen American leadership in clean cars and trucks by accelerating innovation and manufacturing in the auto sector, bolstering the auto sector domestic supply chain, and growing auto jobs with good pay and benefits. That is why today, American automakers Ford, GM, and Stellantis and the United Auto Workers (UAW), today stood with President Biden at the White House with aligned ambition: supporting the President’s Build Back Better Agenda and the automakers’ need to invest in and grow good-paying union jobs in the United States.