Former President Donald Trump has made a campaign promise to reverse President Joe Biden’s electric vehicle (EV) plan if he is reelected. While on the campaign trail in Iowa, Trump criticized Biden’s proposed tailpipe emission rules and the EPA’s prediction that EVs will make up a significant portion of vehicle sales by 2032. Trump referred to Biden’s plan as “absolutely insane” and claimed it would harm industries like Iowa’s ethanol production.
Trump’s remarks suggest that he intends to support traditional gasoline-powered vehicles over electric ones. He emphasized his commitment to repealing what he referred to as Biden’s “job-killing electric vehicle mandate” on his first day back in the White House if elected.
It’s worth noting that Trump’s stance on electric vehicles is a departure from the growing global trend toward EV adoption to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many countries, including the United States, have been offering incentives and promoting the development and adoption of electric vehicles as part of their efforts to transition to cleaner energy sources.
Trump also made a controversial statement during his speech, linking the issue of transgender procedures for minors with his stance on electric vehicles. This statement reflects his administration’s stance on certain social and cultural issues during his tenure as president.
The future of the electric vehicle industry in the United States will likely continue to be a topic of debate and policy discussion in the coming years, with different political leaders advocating for various approaches to address environmental concerns and economic interests.