PRESS RELEASE: Enhanced fuel efficiency standards, EV sales goal a boon for Michigan

August 5, 2021

LANSING, Mich. – Clean car standards that enhance fuel efficiency and set a target sales goal for electric vehicles will be a boon for Michigan businesses and workers, Clean Fuels Michigan said today.

Supported by auto industry executives, including Clean Fuels Michigan members Ford and General Motors, and the UAW, Biden signed an executive order Thursday that sets a goal of 50% zero emission vehicle sales in the new passenger car and light truck markets by 2030. The executive order comes as the Environmental Protection Agency proposes to increase fuel efficiency standards that would lead to a reduction in dangerous pollution in our air and water.

“Cars, trucks and other vehicles are the largest source of dangerous air pollution and a leading cause of pollution affecting our Great Lakes and air quality,” said Jane McCurry, Executive Director of Clean Fuels Michigan. “Pursuing ambitious goals for making transportation more efficient and less polluting will create jobs and spur investment in Michigan. Our state is uniquely positioned to lead this transformation with our world-class auto manufacturing history, culture and know-how.”

Contact: Stephanie Cepak, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy