Boosting EV market share to 67% of US car sales is a huge leap – but automakers can meet EPA’s tough new standards

One big question keeps surfacing after the Biden administration announced plans to raise auto standards so sharply they would likely boost electric vehicle production to 67% of all new passenger vehicle sales in under a decade: Can automakers pull that off?

The proposal would require a huge change in production and consumer choice. To put it in perspective, in 2022 about 6% of U.S. passenger vehicle sales were all-electric.

I study the electric vehicle industry and policy. Here’s why I think the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan can succeed.

Automakers have met tough…

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