Joe Biden was blindsided when his electric vehicle scheme was thrown this curveball

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0,, via Wikimedia Commons

Joe Biden is trying to force every driver in the country behind the wheel of an electric vehicle.

Now his plan is about to get run off the road.

And Joe Biden was blindsided when his electric vehicle scheme was thrown this curveball.

Americans don’t want to buy electric vehicles

President Joe Biden has tried a carrot-and-stick approach to enacting his extreme electric vehicle agenda.

He used the carrot of a $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles and endless promotion from his administration and his media allies.

But consumers don’t want to buy expensive and impractical electric vehicles.

Now they’re piling up dealership lots unsold despite the government trying to bribe people to buy them.

That’s why Biden is resorting to the stick approach.

His Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new tailpipe emissions standard that was designed to wipe out gasoline-powered vehicles altogether.

Biden created a de facto electric vehicle mandate by requiring that two-thirds of new vehicles sold by 2032 be electric.

Now he’s going to be headed to court to defend the EPA’s new rule.

Energy, agriculture, and business groups sue to stop Biden’s electric vehicle mandate

Three coalitions of business groups, including the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the American Petroleum Institute (API), car dealers, and the American Farm Bureau filed a lawsuit to stop the EPA’s tailpipe emission standards from going into effect.

Biden’s EPA is accused of overstepping its authority to issue the standards in the lawsuit.

The tailpipe emission standard will have a significant national security and economic impact that must be authorized by Congress. 

API Senior Vice President and General Counsel Ryan Meyers said that Congress never granted the EPA to make such a sweeping change.

“Today, we are taking action to protect American consumers, U.S. manufacturing workers, and our nation’s hard-won energy security from this intrusive government mandate,” Meyers stated. “EPA has exceeded its congressional authority with this regulation that will eliminate most new gas cars and traditional hybrids from the U.S. market in less than a decade. We look forward to making our case in court.”

Attorney Michael Buschbacher – who represents some of the plaintiffs – told the Washington Free Beacon that this was a clear example of EPA overreach.

“Congress never authorized EPA to reverse-engineer an electric vehicle mandate,” Buschbacher explained. “And for good reason. Forced electrification of the vehicle fleet is one of the least cost-effective decarbonization strategies out there.”

The lawsuit argues that the EPA will create an artificial limit on the number of gasoline-powered vehicles with the emission standards.

AFPM President Chet Thompson said the EPA was trying to force electric vehicles on the country.

“Since no gas, diesel or traditional hybrid today can meet 85 grams/mile, EPA’s averaging scheme – which is already being contested for the 2023-2026 standards – is clearly meant to force EV adoption,” Thompson said.

The rule is on thin ice legally and is in danger of being rescinded if former President Donald Trump wins the election.

Joe Biden’s dream of forcing everyone to drive a Bidenmobile could run out of power soon.