Twenty-eight companies in the electric vehicle industry, including big names like Tesla, Lucid, and Rivian, have joined forces to create a new organization called ZETA, with the goal to push for 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030.
Several markets have recently announced plans to move new car sales to electric vehicles only.
These initiatives also referred to as bans on the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles have taken many forms on different timelines.
Most recently, we saw California move to put in place a plan to ban new gasoline-powered vehicle sales by 2035.
Now, 28 companies in the electric vehicle business are asking for an even bigger goal to be put in place: 100% electric vehicle sales throughout the light-, medium-, and heavy-duty sectors by 2030.
They created the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) to push the effort at a national level in the US.
Joe Britton, who spent 15 years working in the U.S. Senate, has been named Executive Director of ZETA.
“For the first time in a generation, transportation is the leading emitter of U.S. carbon emissions. By embracing EVs, federal policymakers can help drive innovation, create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and improve air quality and public health. ZETA’s formation recognizes a pivotal moment for national leadership and reflects the will of the growing clean transportation sector.”
“The next decade will be critical in implementing federal policies that accelerate the transition to zero emissions vehicles and help address these problems head-on. The clean vehicle sector already boasts hundreds of thousands of jobs but, if we encourage its growth, the United States can decisively win the global race to develop a new clean transportation economy and employ hundreds of thousands of Americans right here at home.”