Roadmap to Transportation Electrification

2023 Policy Platform

ZETA’s 2023 Policy Platform is a four-part strategy to foster widespread EV deployment, domestic manufacturing and job creation, state advocacy, and federal leadership.
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About Our Policy Platform

Our roadmap to achieve 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030.

The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) offers national policymakers a chance to create thousands of domestic manufacturing jobs, protect public health, and secure American leadership in this innovative space.
ZETA looks forward to working with President Biden and Congress to cultivate a strong clean transportation sector and accelerate the transition to EVs.
ZETA’s platform provides federal policymakers with a comprehensive guide to accelerate the adoption of EVs.
For information on ZETA's previous priorities, see our 2020-2022 Policy Platform here.
Policy Pillars

Widespread EV Deployment

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Domestic Manufacturing and Job Creation

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State Advocacy

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Federal Leadership

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Policy Pillar 1

Widespread EV Deployment

Improve Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) Accessibility

Amending national and local building codes to accommodate upgrades and retrofits for EV infrastructure, Transportation Network Company (TNC), and rideshare deployment. 

Electrify Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Mobile Machinery

Support adoption of mobile machinery (including freight and port infrastructures, as well as construction, mining, and agricultural equipment), which represents a growing opportunity to electrify hard-to-reach segments of the transportation sector.

Upgrade the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

Making rural EVSE deployment an allowable expense under USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) financing could allow other federal programs and incentives to be considered part of the grantee’s cost share and should support small business and on-farm vehicle electrification.

Repeal the Federal Excise Tax (FET)

Repealing the 12% federal excise tax on zero-emission trucks will set a clear market signal and incentivize public interest.

Retail Modernization

Advocating for modernization of the retail process, including the ability to offer fixed and uniform pricing, simple online reservations, and direct deliveries.

Policy Pillar 2

Domestic Manufacturing and Job Creation

Increase Engagement with the Departments of Commerce and State

Pursuing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Transportation, Interior, and State to encourage a whole-of-government approach to addressing critical mineral supply chain issues.

Bolster Domestic Critical Mineral Development

Strengthen America’s EV supply chain and ensure a secure supply of strategic critical minerals. Reduce permitting timelines while upholding high social and environmental standards.

Promote Equitable Workforce Deployment

Engaging with Environmental Justice organizations to amplify job training, and workforce opportunities will grow the EV economy and distribute well-paid jobs throughout the United States.

Encourage Battery Recycling

Establishing federal EV battery labeling, collecting, and recycling best practices will advance the development of a circular supply chain.

Policy Pillar 3

State Advocacy

Support Clean Vehicle Programs

Encourage states to adopt the Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) Rule and Advanced Clean Cars II (ACCII) Rule standards.

Counsel State Agencies

Working with key partners to provide educational materials (white papers, webinars, one-pagers) that will help state DOTs fully utilize available funding. 

Policy Pillar 4

Federal Leadership

Facilitate IIJA Implementation Efforts

Continue to provide guidance and thought leadership to policymakers on the National EV Infrastructure (NEVI) and Community Grants Charging Program. Lead efforts to educate the public about the benefits of domestic production and consumer incentives. 

Facilitate IRA Implementation Efforts

Continue to provide guidance and thought leadership to policymakers and stakeholders regarding the impacts of the IRA on EV adoption. Lead efforts to educate the public about the benefits of domestic production and consumer incentives. 

Fortify USPS Fleet Electrification Efforts

Continue to advocate for a rapid transition to a 100% electrified fleet.

Catalyze Federal Charging Deployment

Require that all federal capital projects incorporate EV charging.

Promote Federal EV Rental

Direct GSA to require the use of EVs as part of the U.S. Government Rental Car Program. Driving EV rentals will provide a key source of vehicles for the secondary market in the short and medium terms.

Performance and Emissions Standards

Advance the development of stringent LDV and MHDV fuel economy and GHG standards to incentivize transportation electrification.


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About ZETA

National policies to support 100% electric vehicle sales.

The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) is a federal coalition focused on advocating for 100% EV sales by 2030. Enacting policies that drive EV adoption will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, secure American global EV manufacturing dominance, drastically improve public health, and significantly reduce carbon pollution.