On September 24, 2021, EPN submitted comments on EPA’s proposal to revise the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for light-duty vehicles for Model Years 2023 through 2026 to make them more stringent. EPA is also proposing to include several flexibilities to ease the auto manufacturers’ transition to the more stringent standards, including incentives for the production of vehicles with zero- or near-zero-emissions technology. EPN urged EPA to consider ways to strengthen the combination of standards and flexibilities so that greater progress is made towards zero-emissions cars and light-duty trucks given the dire need to reduce GHGs from the transportation sector to help address climate change. Any changes to the proposal should be in the direction of increased stringency and greater progress to electrification.
Read the comments.