Biden’s EV Charging Fiasco Sparks Gas Car Ban Controversy: New Scheme Aims to Accelerate Transition to Electric


By Dominic Yeatman

Joe Biden has dealt another body blow to America’s gas car manufacturers after his stuttering roll-out of EV charging points was slammed as ‘pathetic’.

The Transportation Department told automakers they have eight years to squeeze another 16 miles per gallon out of their cars if they want to stay in business – while the fuel efficiency of their trucks will have to double.

Friday’s edict came just weeks after the EPA slashed the limits on tailpipe emissions as part of the White House pledge to ensure that more than half of all new vehicles sold are electric by 2032.

But the administration admitted last week that just seven EV charging stations have been built since a $5-billion program was signed off in 2021.

‘That’s just pathetic,’ Sen Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) told a Senate hearing on Wednesday. ‘Something is terribly wrong and it needs to be fixed.’

The latest rules impose average miles per gallon limits across manufacturers’ entire product lines, so if they make more electric vehicles they will find it easier to meet the targets.

Their passenger cars will have to average 65 miles per gallon by 2031, up from 48.7 miles today.

Pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles will have to average 45 miles rather than the 35.1 miles today.

But heavy-duty pickup trucks and large vans will have to nearly double their fuel efficiency from 18.8 to 35 miles per gallon.

The tough new regulations are designed to save nearly eight billion tons of carbon emissions by the middle of the century and have been welcomed by environmentalists and health campaigners.

‘Today’s final rule is another important step toward reducing carbon pollution and curbing climate change,’ said Harold Wimmer of the American Lung Association.

But 25 Red states have filed a lawsuit challenging the new tailpipe rules they fear will destroy jobs.

‘The Biden Administration is willing to sacrifice the American auto industry and its workers in service of its radical green agenda,’ said Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman.

‘We just aren’t buying it. Demand for EVs continues to fall, and even those who want to buy one can’t afford it amid historic inflation.’

Electric vehicles accounted for just 7.6 percent of new car sales last year and the market has been faltering in recent months as EVs remain around $6,000 more expensive than a similar gas-powered car.

The average model fell in price by nine percent last year but still cost a median $55,252 in April, according industry bible Kelley Blue Book.

In some states EVs account for as little as 3 percent of new car sales, and a survey last month revealed that owners drive them 20 percent less than gas-run cars amid fears that a lack of charging points may leave their drivers stranded.

Biden’s $1 trillion Inflation Reduction Act introduced target to have 500,000 charging points across the US by 2030 but fewer than 183,000 were operational by the start of this year.

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Time to either Reform or Abolish the EPA like it was under Clinton and Obama just another Bureaucracy with way too much power in their hands

This and many other articles about joe and his car mandates miss the point: leftists don’t want regular folks to have autos/trucks AT ALL.
If they have to drag their feet on charging stations, OK.
If they can make manufacturing too difficult with high limits on efficiency, fine.
If they can price vehicles out of most people’s reach, so be it.

All part of the same plot.
In the 15-minute city vehicles are only for the elites.

If the auto unions haven’t figured out what will happen to their industry and jobs under the left’s green plan, they are in for a very rude awakening.

Yeah, it’s pathetic and I’ll tell you exactly what is wrong. All Democrats do is spend the money. They don’t follow up and there is no one down stream with any incentive to carry out their plans. Democrats think you just throw the money out there and things just get done. They just happen. Not that that has EVER succeeded, but they cling to that because it is far easier than getting up off their taffy asses and doing something.

In a few years, all the money will be gone and the Democrats will just want another $5 – 10 billion because it’s only taxpayer money.

No Consumer freedom no right to choose Big Brother chooses for you life under the Eco-Nazis/Watermelons(Green on Outside Red Inside)and the Demon-Rats

Watch the conniption fit from the Left over this:
Wastewater produced in the fracking process has “substantial extractable lithium,” from a Pennsylvania fracking site that could supply nearly half of the U.S.’s lithium needs.

Making vehicles unsafe 1 MPG at a time.
11:12 AM PDT, June 7, 2024. WASHINGTON (AP) — New vehicles sold in the U.S. will have to average about 38 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2031 in real-world driving, up from about 29 mpg this year, under new federal rules unveiled Friday by the Biden administration. Moms are buying SUVs and minivans not electric golfcarts. Pile lil bob and a couple of his team mates up to go to t-ball practice, or worse hockey practice with all the equipment the kids need in a smart car.
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Bright side this baby will easily hold $200.00 in groceries.

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President poopy pants does it again.

Joe Biden Begins Forced Withdrawal of US Troops From Niger Leaving Behind $100 Million Airbase – This After Failing to Negotiate Agreement with Ruling Regime

First he failed as VP to negotiate a Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq. Much equipment was left behind and hoovered up by the taliban. The came Afghanistanwere he again surrender to the taliban gifting them over 85 billion in military equipment and a strategic air base. And now this, this national nightmare needs to end most riki tic.

Are you and Whiny-Baby-Diaper Bill actually he same person?

Every one of us is the same person.

Afghanistan was lost the moment Trump pulled out most of our remaining troops and pressured the Afghan government to free 5,000 captive Taliban fighters—all of which was a done deal before Biden took office.

Fucking bullshit.

Indeed, it was. The Doha Agreement outlined Trump’s terms of surrender to the Taliban’s Islamic extremists.

You’re a liar, Comrade Greggie. An incoming president is NEVER bound by an agreement made by their predecessor. But you’re so fucking stupid, you don’t understand that and believe anything coming out of Tony Blinken’s mouth.

greg has been peddling this bullshit when no one in the right mind believes the blame belongs with President Trump. A tired and worn out attempt to excuse the poor leadership exhibited by biden the pedophile

I suspect Trump deliberately sabotaged the situation to damage his successor. That’s how he operates.

NO ONE thought the Doha Agreement made any sense. Trump’s troop withdrawals were done in secret, until the Pentagon blew his cover. They weren’t even going to give the incoming administration a heads up.

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Revisionist history to fit the neo-marxists narrative to protect biden. You know, the silt who poops his pants in front of the world.

“Do the Biden!” The Latest Dance Craze That’s Turning Heads for All the Wrong Reasons (VIDEO)

I wonder why all of Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden told him not to withdraw all the troops from Afghanistan? Of course, Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden, being such a foreign policy genius, just ignored all the advice and did it HIS way. Not Trump’s… HIS way. And, like absolutely everything else he has don, HIS was a disaster.

I suspect you are terminally stupid.

It wasn’t that Biden was bound by the agreement. It was that our troops had already been pulled out, 5,000 Taliban fighters had already been turned loose, and tribal alliances had already shifted before Biden was even sworn in.

You blame Biden for failure to undo what Trump did.

Actually, since Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden himself pulled all the troops out, I guess there were some there, so they HADN’T been pulled out.

Can you follow that logic?

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The terms of probation routinely prohibit association with other convicted criminals. That could be inconvenient.

There is no probation, Perry Mason. He hasn’t been sentenced yet. That has to wait until right before the RNC convention, for maximum political effect.

Indeed, it was. The Doha Agreement outlined Trump’s terms of surrender to the Taliban’s Islamic extremists.

So, what you want us to think you actually believe is that while Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden tossed out and trashed every program and policy Trump had in place, the only one he kept was the original version of Doha (which, due to Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden abject gutless weakness had already been violated and, thus, abrogated) and Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden faithfully and respectfully followed it to the letter?

Yeah. Right. Try again.

Fucking bullshit.