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Episode 028 - EPA Emissions Limits

Jun 7, 2023 6:00:00 AM - Posted by: Erik Bjornstad

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Electric vehicles offer numerous benefits over traditional gas-powered cars and trucks, including lower maintenance and fuel costs. Imagine never having to pay for gas again, as electric vehicles eliminate the need for frequent refueling.

This transformative shift in the automotive industry is becoming increasingly evident, with the year 2023 potentially marking a pivotal tipping point. On April 12, the EPA introduced new mobile source regulations, primarily targeting tailpipe emissions in various vehicle classes.

These stringent rules are expected to have a profoundly positive impact on the environment and human health.

In this episode, we will break down this new proposal and the significant changes that will be required, prompting a transition away from diesel vehicles and towards zero-emission electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

You will learn how the reduction in emissions is not only crucial for mitigating CO2 levels and addressing climate change, but it will also significantly decrease pollutants that contribute to severe health issues like cardiac arrest, respiratory illnesses, and asthma.

By embracing the EPA's regulations and transitioning towards electric vehicles, automakers can contribute to a healthier and more sustainable future while meeting the evolving demands of consumers and regulatory bodies alike.

Listen to the Full Episode:

What You'll Learn:

  • The rules and restrictions that government agencies create that often fall on our shoulders.
  • How these emission limits are going to impact consumer behavior in regards to vehicles.
  • What this EPA proposal means for the auto industry.
  • How the automakers are going to meet these new strict requirements.
  • Several positive benefits of this new EPA proposal.
  • How this may be beneficial for your wallet.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

  • “These emissions limits (created by the EPA) are going to force other changes that we think are going to result in a transformation of the nation's cars and trucks.” - Erik Bjornstad
  • “This EPA proposal is going to be a game changer because it is basically going to shove the country forcefully towards a future where there are a lot more electric vehicles and a lot fewer vehicles with internal combustion engines.” - Erik Bjornstad
  • “In order to have any hope of meeting these strict requirements, automakers are going to have to sell a heck of a lot more electric vehicles and other zero-emission vehicles than they currently are.” - Erik Bjornstad
  • “A big reason why all of these different emissions need to be reduced is because they hurt human health. The EPA projects that reducing these petroleum limits across the board to where they are proposing, is not only going to impact greenhouse Co2 levels, it’s going to dramatically reduce other emissions that cause premature death such as cardiac arrest, respiratory illnesses, and asthma.” - Erik Bjornstad
  • “Electric vehicles have lower maintenance costs and lower fuel costs than gas-powered cars and trucks. So the next time you go to the gas station and complain about the price of gas think about what it would be like if you never had to pay for gas again?” - Erik Bjornstad


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