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Biden gives Japan automakers cold shoulder on EV targets

US targets 50% of car sales being zero-emissions vehicles by 2030

U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to test-drive a plug-in-hybrid Jeep Wrangler at an Aug. 5 event for clean cars and trucks at the White House, where he signed an executive order on transforming the country’s auto fleet.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday set a goal for half of all new cars sold in the country to be zero-emissions vehicles by 2030, freezing out builders of conventional hybrids as the White House aims to accelerate America's sluggish transition to electrics.

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