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President Joe Biden riding around in a Hummer EV during a tour of the General Motors 'Factory ZERO' electric vehicle assembly plant, in Detroit, Michigan, back in 2021.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Biden boosts EVs with new tailpipe emissions rules

As goes the American car market, so goes the world. Or at least large swathes of North America. With the Biden administration’s latest auto regulations, that may mean electric vehicles pull ahead as those with internal combustion engines.

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden introduced tailpipe pollution limits that require automakers to reduce carbon emissions from their vehicles by 56% by 2032 based on 2026 levels.

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Speed bumps on the road to EV dominance

The political push to speed the transition from conventional to electric vehicles has hit a speed bump after both Ford and GM signaled concern about the fundamentals of their EV business. This casts a pall over the ambitious subsidies of President Joe Biden’s and PM Justin Trudeau’s governments, which are designed to hurriedly nudge industry in both countries toward a bright low-emissions future where North Americans zip around in electric vehicles.
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