Trump Vows to Reverse Biden’s Crackdown on Gasoline Powered Cars

By Jerry McConway, updated on March 21, 2024

Money talks in our government, and a lot of money comes into the Biden campaign from renewable energy and the promotion of electric vehicles (EVs).

Biden is now doing EV manufacturers' dirty work by forcing most cars on our roads to be EVs within a decade, but Trump is vowing to reverse the rules if he gets into office.

Talking Points…
- Biden crackdown on gasoline-powered cars
- Trump vows to reverse
- Analysis

Biden's Latest Crackdown on Gasoline Powered Vehicles

On Wednesday, the Biden administration dropped its latest rules to promote EVs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new measures to ensure that at least two-thirds of all cars on the road are EVs or hybrids by 2032.

The new rule enforces tailpipe emissions, the standard of which can only be met if 56% of all cars on the road are EVs, with another 13% being hybrid vehicles. This would be a massive increase in sales of EVs in recent years, as overall EVs accounted for 5.8% of sales in 2022 and 7.6% of sales in 2023. Translation… Americans are not voluntarily going for EVs, so Biden will force them down our throats.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan stated:

"Our final rule delivers the same, if not more, pollution reduction than we set out in our proposal.

"These new standards are so important," he said, "for public health, for American jobs, for our economy and for our planet."

Joe Biden added:

"Today, we're setting new pollution standards for cars and trucks.

"And you have my word: US workers will lead the world in making autos, each stamped 'Made in America.'"

Trump Vows to Reverse Biden Rule

EVs are just not moving right now, and we have seen several automobile companies show losses in this area and pull back on production. Americans are not interested in EVs, but we may not have a choice in a decade if Biden has his way. This has caused significant concerns for various industries that depend on gasoline-powered vehicles. For instance, the American Petroleum Institute complained that this would make gasoline-powered cars "unavailable or prohibitively expensive." The group added:

"Whether you're a Republican or Democrat, Congress has to make a decision whether to protect consumer choice, US manufacturing workers and our hard-won energy security by overturning this deeply flawed regulation.

"Short of that, our organizations are certainly prepared to challenge it in court."

Donald Trump immediately responded to the new rule, vowing to reverse Biden's EPA standards as soon as he gets into office. His campaign stated:

"Joe Biden's extreme electric vehicle mandate will force Americans to buy ultra-expensive cars they do not want and cannot afford while destroying the U.S. auto industry in the process. This radical policy is anti-jobs, anti-consumer and anti-American.

"It will destroy the livelihoods of countless U.S. autoworkers while sending the U.S. auto industry to China. President Trump will reverse Joe Biden's extreme electric vehicle mandate on Day One."

Analysis

This position for Biden is all about money, so make no mistake about that. His campaign has stacks of cash from renewable energy companies and EV manufacturers, so Biden will do whatever he can to keep the money coming in. Trump, on the other hand, will get his money from big oil, so the standoff begins.

From a consumer perspective, this has to be dialed back, or Biden will wind up making cars unaffordable for the average family. EVs are roughly 20-30% higher than gasoline-powered cars right now, and Americans are already struggling in this economy. It could come down to a choice of having a car or taking ride shares and public transportation, but perhaps that is what Biden would prefer. He will do anything to kill the fossil fuel industry right now, and this is all part of the plan. This alone could wind up sending more voters to Trump in November simply because people do not want EVs forced down their throats.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

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