Joe Biden made one awful decision about electric vehicles that drivers will hate

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Joe Biden refuses to budge from his plan to force drivers into electric vehicles.

With the clock ticking on his first term, he’s now trying to cement his legacy.

And Joe Biden made one awful decision about electric vehicles that drivers will hate.

Joe Biden unveils new plan to ban gas-powered vehicles 

President Joe Biden has made the mass adoption of electric vehicles one of the top political priorities for his administration.

He’s turned into the salesmen-in-chief with his administration running a public relations campaign for them through the media.

And the so-called Inflation Reduction Act contained a $7,500 tax credit to buy or lease an electric vehicle.

Demand for them is plummeting and major automakers are scaling back their electric goals.

Since the public isn’t going to willingly switch to these impractical Bidenmobiles, he’s going to force them to do it.

Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a strict new rule for tailpipe emissions that will require two-thirds of new vehicles sold by 2032 to be electric.

And the price of the few remaining gas models will go through the roof.

Now his administration is rolling out another mandate that could wipe out gas-powered vehicles.

Biden administration targets gas cars with fuel economy standards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its updated Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for automakers.

CAFE standards require the entire lineup of vehicles that automakers produce meet a fuel economy standard for their fleets. 

Automakers will need to hit an average of 50 miles per gallon for their fleets by 2031 under the NHTSA’s new CAFE standards. 

This was a decrease from the initial proposal of 58 miles per gallon.

American Energy Alliance President Tom Pyle told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the change was a sleight of hand.

“They can backpedal to try to save some face, but that doesn’t change what the ultimate objective is,” Pyle said. “When you start with a rule that is impossible to comply with, and then issue a final rule that is slightly less impossible, it doesn’t change the fact that you’re taking away choices from American consumers and families as to what cars will be available to them in the future.”

Alliance for Consumers executive director O.H. Skinner predicted that the new CAFE standard would drive up the price of the gasoline-powered vehicles that consumers want to buy.

“Because the government, literally, through CAFE standards, is telling manufacturers, ‘If your fleet-wide average fuel economy is not adequate, we are going to bring down the hammer on you,’” Skinner explained.

Automakers will be forced to increase their electric offerings to meet the standard while slashing production of gas models.

“Shock of all shocks, the car companies react by jacking up the price on the desirable gas-powered cars that hold a family of six, and just bailing as much water as they can to move the requisite number of tiny electric compliance cars that nobody wants,” Skinner continued. “CAFE standards, more than any other set of rules, explains why people have sticker shock when they go to get the cars they need.”

Joe Biden is going to wipe out gasoline-powered vehicles with government regulations in order to force drivers to go electric. 

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