White House touts EVs, but not backing gasoline-powered phase-out date

The Biden administration wants to spend $174 billion to boost electric vehicles and charging stations but its 2030 climate emissions reduction pledge released on Thursday does not include a firm date to phase out gasoline-powered vehicles.

“These autos are coming. We know it. It is the future,” White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy said of EVs at an event in Washington promoting administration efforts to boost EV charging.

She added that the administration would make EVs and charging “affordable and accessible to everyone.”

McCarthy said the administration had not determined how much it wanted to see emissions reduced from the vehicle sector by 2030 or what percentage of zero-emission vehicles must be on the road by then

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