The Biden administration’s pro-EV stance doesn’t necessarily require the elimination of gas- and diesel-powered vehicles at the same time, according to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
He did acknowledge the efforts of General Motors and other automakers looking to end production by 2035, but noted he’s not “heard of that in a mandatory context but that certainly seems to be where the U.S. auto industry is headed.”
The push comes from California, which implemented the ban last year, and the state’s two U.S. Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla. The duo sent President Joe Biden a letter last week asking him to set a timetable for phasing the sale of those vehicles. Biden came out against the plan during the campaign.
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