EPA Vehicle Emissions Standards Provide Opportunity to Advance EVs, End Oil Dependency

Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
noah@electrification.org, (202) 461-2371

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new emissions standards for light- and medium-duty vehicles. The rule is expected to lead to 31–44% battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales in 2030 and 35–56% BEV sales in 2032.

Ben Prochazka, executive director of the Electrification Coalition, issued the following statement:

“Today’s action provides necessary regulatory certainty and is another opportunity to ensure we end our nation’s dependence on oil for transportation. We are seeing strong EV sales growth, with almost five million EVs sold in the U.S. Transportation electrification is no longer a question of ‘if’ but a question of ‘when.’

“Because global oil markets are controlled by bad actors who do not share our democratic values, shifting away from oil and toward electricity makes the U.S. stronger and safer.

“With this clarity, we have the opportunity to leverage important commitments from the automotive industry, action at the local, state, and federal levels, and powerful technology to accelerate EV adoption. By plugging into a diverse and domestic grid, we are driving electric, building electric, and powering electric, which will create good American jobs and help ensure the U.S. maintains its automotive leadership.

“We appreciate the Biden-Harris administration’s ongoing efforts to advance transportation electrification, including yesterday’s U.S. Department of Energy announcement of an updated fuel economy formula for EVs and generational investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act.”


About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. ElectrificationCoalition.org

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.