What do the EPA’s new emissions rules mean for the auto industry?

What do the EPA's new emissions rules mean for the auto industry? Graphic includes text about proposed new emissions standards alongside a row of hybrid and electric vehicles at EV chargers

The Environmental Protection Agency just announced the proposal of ambitious new emissions rules to accelerate the electrification of America and the auto industry. The EPA’s new emissions rules would be the organization’s toughest ever. 


The overarching goal of the EPA’s new emissions rules is to completely overhaul the American auto industry by imposing penalties on the companies that don’t move toward electrification quickly enough. 


The EPA estimates that in 2032 more than 2/3 of new vehicles sold in America will need to be electric if these emissions rules are adopted. They’re projecting that the model year rules, which would be in effect from 2027-2032, would cut more than 9 billion tons of CO2 emissions through the year 2055. That’s more than twice the total of emissions in America from 2022. 



What do the EPA’s new emissions rules require? 


If the EPA’s new emissions rules are adopted, it’s forecasted that automakers would need to produce 60% EVs by the year 2030 and 67% by 2032. 


Under the proposal, the EPA also estimates that by 2032 50% of new vocational vehicles, such as school buses and garbage trucks, would be electric



What do these new emissions standards mean for EV chargers? 


While automakers shift quickly toward EVs thanks to policies put in place to cut down on greenhouse gases in America, the EV charging infrastructure will need to be simultaneously built out to help shift Americans’ habits. We’re happy to partner with auto dealerships, businesses, higher education facilities and more in their electrification efforts by helping plan, provide and maintain their EV chargers. 


Contact the Heartland Charging Services sales team today to discuss a complimentary on-site consultation. We’ll love to work with you to add EV chargers as America’s support for EVs continues to grow.