By Mark MaunderThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it’s moving toward a $4 billion program that would put a $100 price tag on electric cars and other vehicles that don’t have fuel cells.
The program, which will be rolled out this year, is the EPA’s first attempt at an eco-compromise with electric vehicles.
It would put the $100 per vehicle price on vehicles that do not have fuel cell technology and have fewer than 25,000 miles on their electric vehicles, which currently average around 10,000.
The EPA is trying to convince lawmakers that it’s time to move away from diesel and other inefficient fuel-cell cars and toward hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that can be fully electric on demand.
“This is a great opportunity for the electric vehicle industry to be able to take the lead on this transition, and this is really something that we can be proud of,” said Gina McCarthy, the EPA Administrator.
The EPA says it has about 3,000 electric vehicles on the road, and it has plans to add about 200,000 vehicles in coming years.
The agency says about 80 percent of electric vehicles are in the United States and about a third of them are hybrids.
The remaining 20 percent are fully electric vehicles or plug-ins.
The electric vehicle market is expected to be worth $7.5 trillion by 2030.
The average U.S. vehicle costs about $37,000 to run.
The new program would be funded by the National Clean Air Act, a bipartisan effort to reduce carbon emissions.
It’s also the EPA and the EPAs mission to promote environmental stewardship.
It wants to get the vehicles out of the garage and into the street as soon as possible.
The proposal would put electric vehicles at the center of the program, but it also calls for the EPA to expand its Clean Air Fund, which was created in 2016 to help states and cities pay for pollution control projects.
The new fund would also help to pay for infrastructure upgrades for plug-and-play electric vehicles to reduce pollution.
McCarthy says the agency is looking at more than $1 billion in EPA grants to states, cities and businesses to fund plug-plus-charging infrastructure, including charging stations, charging points and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the home.
She said the EPA is looking into the potential of partnering with the private sector to create a federal electric vehicle charging program.
The Clean Air Program was created by the Clean Air Management Act and is the first of its kind to be put in place to reduce emissions from cars, power plants and other sources.
The program also has a goal of eliminating all emissions from motor vehicles by 2030, but McCarthy said the new program is aimed at putting electric vehicles and plug and play hybrid electric cars on the path to zero.
“We know that when we get there, we are going to see an explosion in the number of plug- and play electric vehicles,” McCarthy said.
“We are not going to be a nation of plug and plays.”
In California, the state is one of three states that have already passed legislation allowing automakers to use the Clean Fuels Standards to sell plug-to-charge cars.
The law will require automakers to offer plug-up vehicles that are more than 90 miles per charge and have a range of 150 miles or more on a single charge.
California’s law, however, does not include plug-power technologies like battery packs and electric motors.
Instead, automakers are required to use fuel cells, which have proven to be more environmentally friendly.
The National Academy of Sciences said last month that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found that the use of fuel cells for electric cars will have a large effect on the cost of the vehicles.
McLaughlin said the program would help make sure the EPA can get a good handle on the market and the benefits and risks of plug cars.
“It is a huge initiative to put the EV market on the right track,” she said.