Later today, the Biden administration is expected to issue an executive order laying out clean vehicle standards for 2023-2026, setting a target for sales of EVs by 2030, and announcing the development of clean vehicle standards through 2030. In response, the BlueGreen Alliance released a statement from Zoe Lipman, Director of Manufacturing and Advanced Transportation:
“The Biden administration is taking significant action today to ensure America leads on climate and in the global race to build the next generation of electric and advanced vehicles here at home. Strong standards must go hand-in-hand with bold investments to rebuild and retool the American manufacturing sector and to secure and create good jobs in the auto sector and beyond.
“The president’s announcement illustrates how we can both act on climate, jobs, and manufacturing at once and build a cleaner, fairer and more equitable economy. Now, Congress must act to ensure that workers and communities see real gains from the move to a cleaner economy.
“The shift to electric vehicles is happening globally. Whether or not workers and manufacturing across America see the benefits from this transition depends on the actions we take now. It depends on the U.S. becoming and remaining both a leading market and a leading producer of this technology, while providing good jobs to those creating that prosperity.
“Bold investments to retool and rebuild American manufacturing will preserve good-paying jobs in our domestic auto industry and create more jobs building the vehicles of tomorrow. Building back better now will ensure we combat climate change, build good jobs, rebuild communities nationwide, and grow good jobs and manufacture our advanced and electric vehicle future here in the United States.”