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Biden’s new EV mandate needs private sector participation to succeed

May 26, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the most stringent car pollution standards for the U.S. to date, but our charging infrastructure is struggling to keep up with new regulations and increased consumer demand for electric vehicles.

The Biden administration’s new tailpipe emission regulation would start in 2027 and gradually increase through 2032, forcing an estimated two-thirds of all new-car sales to be electric by the end of that timeline. However, with only 130,000 public charging stations in the U.S. and about 1.7 million needed by 2030, it’s questionable whether charging station infrastructure will keep pace with nationwide EV adoption.

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