Biden Admin Prepares to Stop EV Transition as Reality Sets In

With an election year in full swing, the Biden administration is trying to make all sorts of promises. But it’s also having to readjust a few of their goals based on reality.

Right now, the reality is telling them that their lofty plan of transitioning the US to electric-only vehicles isn’t going as planned and may not for some time.

So, for now, at least, that means they have to put their plans on hold or at least pretend to seem as if they actually care what voters want.

As you likely know, Biden’s initial plan was to make sure that by 2030, 60 percent of all new car production included EVs. By 2032, that number is supposed to increase to 67 percent.

However, there’s a major problem with the plan: Basically everything.

As trade groups and labor union representatives have reported, neither production facilities nor supply chains are equipped to change that quickly. Then, there is the issue of not having enough public charging stations, even if production could keep up. And even more importantly, Americans don’t seem to want EVs yet, or at least not nearly as much as Biden wants them to.

So, we have unhappy people across the board on the issue.

And since this is not a socialist or communist nation, Biden and his cronies will have to submit to the free market that rules the day.

In a report from Reuters, the Biden administration is now making plans to scale back their EV efforts, phrases like “more gradually” and over a “greater period of time” are being bandied about.

As John Bozzella, CEO of Alliance for Automotive Innovation, says, “Give the market and supply chains a chance to catch up, maintain a customer’s ability to choose, let more public charging come online, let the industrial credits and Inflation Reduction Act do their thing and impact the industrial shift.”

Of course, that should have been the plan all along.

But these are Democrats we’re talking about, so common sense doesn’t always play a significant role in the process.

Better late than never, I guess.