Republican and Democratic AGs Duel on Electric Vehicle Standards

  • The EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas standards for light- and medium-duty highway vehicles received dueling comment letters from a group of 21 Democratic AGs and Democratic officials from five cities and a group of 25 Republican AGs.
  • In their letter, the Republican AGs argue that the proposed rule’s goal to increase the percentage of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road to 67% by 2032 is too aggressive, that the power grid and automotive supply chains are not ready to meet that goal, and that there is not enough consumer demand for EVs to support the timeline.
  • The Democratic AGs’ letter supports the proposed rule as necessary to combat a growing climate crisis, public health challenges, and poor air quality; and further asserts that necessary technologies are already in wide use.