The Biden administration will announce a set of actions on Thursday intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution from cars and trucks, reducing planet-warming emissions from the No. 1 sector contributing to climate change in the U.S., APA reports citing ABC News.
President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday setting a goal that half of all new vehicles sold by 2030 are zero emissions vehicles, specifically electric vehicles powered by batteries or fuel cells or hybrid-electric vehicles. A senior administration official called it a "paradigm shift" for the country and the industry.
"A decade ago, we were talking about reaching around 50 miles per gallon of gasoline in 15 years. Today, for new autos we're talking about reaching around 50% of vehicles that don't require even one gallon of gasoline to go a mile in less than a decade," the official said on a call with reporters, adding that automakers like Ford and GM are expected to be at the White House to support the executive order and announce their plans to meet Biden's goal.