The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its final federal rules for stronger tailpipe emissions standards for passenger cars and light-duty trucks.
Today, the Biden-Harris Administration will announce an unprecedented goal for half of all passenger vehicles sold by 2030 to be battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, or fuel cell-powered. The administration also proposed an update to federal tailpipe emissions standards alongside this news.
Today, Minnesota officially became the newest clean cars state when Governor Tim Walz signed Clean Cars Minnesota into law.
Every day, Minnesotans drive more than 123 million miles—the distance from Earth to the sun, and halfway back again. These miles add up to a massive amount of greenhouse gas emissions, making cars and trucks the number one source of climate pollution for the transportation sector in our state. While Minnesota is working to curb the number of vehicle miles traveled by increasing investments in electrification and in public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure, more must be done to reduce the emissions from vehicles on the road. That’s where clean car standards come into play.
Join Fresh Energy and Shift2Electric for a presentation on the technology behind the shift to electric vehicles, models available, and charging.
Despite completing the work of the 2021 legislative session, the Minnesota Senate is holding informational hearings on several cabinet nominees by Governor Walz more than two years after their initial nominations.