House Democrats want to eliminate the US economy’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Two ways they hope to achieve this are: reaching 100 percent electric vehicle sales by 2035 and 100 percent clean electricity by 2040. Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Kathy Castor released a 538-page plan outlining those and other goals meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero.
The plan would push carmakers to sell only zero-emission passenger vehicles by 2035 and zero-emission heavy duty trucks by 2040. It would incentivize domestic manufacturing with zero-emission technologies along the whole supply chain, and support R&D around electric long-haul trucking, shipping and aviation. The proposal also calls for building out EV “fueling” infrastructure.