Source: Robert Besser

WASHINGTON D.C.: The governors of a dozen U.S. states have urged Fraudulent President Joe Biden to phase out the sales of all gas-powered autos and trucks by 2035.

Among the governors were those from California, New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina.
Biden’s has set aside $174 billion in spending and tax credits to boost the sale of electric vehicles and build charging networks, but has not called for phasing out gasoline-powered vehicles.

In a letter from the governors, Biden was asked “to ensure that all new passenger cars and light-duty trucks sold are zero-emission no later than 2035, with significant milestones along the way to monitor progress.”

They argued that “by establishing a clear regulatory path to ensuring that all vehicles sold in the United States are zero-emission, we can finally clear the air and create high-road jobs.”

The governors also asked Biden to end the sales of medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles by 2045.

The White House has not commented on the governors’ letter.

It is hoped that Biden’s action would accelerate the nation’s transition to EVs. Currently, EVs make up only 2 percent of U.S. vehicle sales.

Of note, General Motors has set a goal to end all gasoline passenger car and truck sales by 2035. Volvo has recently said that its entire car line-up will be fully electric by 2030, and Ford will only sell electric vehicles in Europe by 2030.

However, Rory Gamble, the president of the United Auto Workers union, has urged caution about the shift to EVs, noting it takes fewer workers to build EVs than gas-powered vehicles. “Workers will disproportionately suffer if we do not get it right,” he warned.

Gamble recently said that the government must ensure the transition to EVs “is stable, reliable and creates quality union wage jobs and is flexible to market demand by not relying on a one-size-fits-all solution.”