Former Vice President Joe Biden wants to ban gasoline-powered cars if he becomes president.
Biden is taking elements of the Green New Deal very seriously and his pledge on cars is an example.
The ban on gasoline-powered cars can be found in his energy policy, “9 Key Elements of Joe Biden’s Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution.”
First on Biden’s list is a crackdown on carbon dioxide emissions including, “developing rigorous new fuel economy standards aimed at ensuring 100% of new sales for light- and medium-duty vehicles will be zero emissions.”
Zero emissions translates to the end of gasoline and diesel-powered motor vehicles.
Also included is a plan to cut methane emissions from existing and future oil and natural gas extraction operations.
Biden’s plan is not cheap – it comes with a hefty price tag of $2 trillion.
The New York Times described Biden’s effort.
One champions infrastructure construction unfettered by environmental review. The other would spend $2 trillion to end fossil fuels and build a clean-energy economy. Over 24 hours, Donald Trump and Joe Biden have crystalized the race for president. https://t.co/N8xuvUqlUc
— NYT Climate (@nytclimate) July 16, 2020
The Trump campaign was quick to point out the negative consequences of the former vice president’s plan.
We told you there was no moderate lane for Joe Biden.
$2 TRILLION for pie-in-the-sky clean energy.
Massive tax increases needed for this boondoggle.
And Biden makes clear – he’s coming after your car too.
AOC and Bernie Sanders have seized control.https://t.co/BnVUOc4GOX
— Tim Murtaugh – Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) July 14, 2020
Biden’s plan is based on the radical Green New Deal that New York Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushed.
The radical nature of Biden’s plan is not surprising since Ocasio-Cortez is a co-chair on Biden’s climate change task force.
Ocasio-Cortez gave a preview of Biden’s energy agenda earlier this month on Twitter.
Today the 6 Biden-Sanders Unity Task Forces are unveiling final language.
The Climate Task Force accomplished a great deal. It was an honor to serve as co-chair w/ Sec. @JohnKerry.
Among the notable gains: we shaved *15 years* off Biden’s previous target for 100% clean energy. https://t.co/pnLj7uufeg
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 8, 2020
The influence of Ocasio-Cortez on the Biden agenda makes clear he is a puppet of the far-left.