New automobile emission limits announced by the Biden Administration will force a massive increase in U.S. electric vehicle (EV) sales that, by 2032, will require at least two out of every three cars sold in the U.S. to be electric vehicles.
This mandate is another instance of the Biden Administration adopting California’s “government knows best” attitude. As the New York Times NYT -0.7% reports, “the proposed regulation would synchronize federal action with a move by California to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars after 2035.”
California has long been the epicenter of government-imposed green mandates, but the state’s experience is not encouraging. For example, as a Pacific Research Institute report documents, state energy mandates impose a more than $2,000 burden on every Californian through higher gas and electricity costs and reduced economic output.