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National policies to support 100% electric vehicle sales.

Through expert testimony, educational materials, and timely press pieces, ZETA provides authoritative EV-related insights and advises policymakers on how to develop policy that supports the best use of federal resources to drive transportation electrification.
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Endorsed Legislation
S. 2347, H.R. 4440

Medium and Heavy Duty Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Act

Summary: The bill would require the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator to establish a rebate program to promote the purchase and installation of electric vehicle supply equipment for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

  • Sponsor(s): Sens. Merkley (D-OR) and Padilla (D-CA)/Reps. Barragán (D-CA-44), Matsui (D-CA-06), and Kuster (D-NH-02)
  • ZETA's Policy Pillar: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electrification
  • ZETA's Policy Recommendations: Establish a rebate program for MHDEVs

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S. 975

Securing America's Clean Fuels Infrastructure Act

Summary: This bipartisan bill would also raise the limit on the advanced fuel vehicle refueling property investment tax credit (commonly known as 30C) from its current $30,000 cap per location to a $200,000 cap per charger.

  • Sponsor(s): Sens. Carper (D-DE), Burr (R-NC), Stabenow (D-MI), and Cortez Masto (D-NV)
  • ZETA Policy Pillar: National Charging Initiative
  • ZETA's Policy Recommendations: Reform the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure (30C) Tax Credit

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S. 506, H.R. 1344

Clean School Bus Act

Summary: This bill would direct the Department of Energy to establish the Clean School Bus Grant Program to replace existing diesel buses with electric buses.

  • Sponsor(s): introduced by Sen. Cortez Masto (D-NV) & 11 Ds and Rep. Hayes (D-CT-05) & 19 Ds
  • ZETA's Policy Pillar: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electrification
  • ZETA Policy Recommendations: Enact the Clean School Bus Act

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S. 1352

A bill to improve the quality and timeliness of Federal permitting and review processes with respect to critical mineral production on Federal land, and for other purposes

Summary: This bill would improve the quality and timeliness of federal permitting and review processes with respect to critical mineral production on Federal land.

  • Sponsor(s): Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Policy Pillar: Encourage Domestic Manufacturing
  • ZETA Policy Recommendation: Secure domestic EV and advanced battery supply chain.
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H.R. 5530

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Rebate Act of 2021

Summary: This bill would direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a rebate program to promote the purchase and installation of publicly accessible electric vehicle supply equipment, and for other purposes.

  • Sponsor(s): Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY-20)
  • Policy Pillar: National Charging Initiative
  • ZETA Policy Recommendation: Create DOE/DOT State EVSE Assistance Program
  • ZETA Policy Recommendation: Create Tax Credit for Previously Owned EVs
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H.R. 1221, S. 507

Electric Vehicles for Underserved Communities Act of 2021

Summary: These bills would direct DOE to assess and report on the state of, challenges to, and opportunities for greater deployment of EV charging infrastructure in disadvantaged and underserved communities. The bills would also authorize a $60 million competitive grant program, the “EV Charging Equity Program,” to increase deployment and accessibility of EV charging infrastructure in those communities.

  • Sponsor(s): Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY-9), Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
  • Policy Pillar: National Charging Initiative
  • ZETA Policy Recommendation: Create DOE/DOT State EVSE Assistance Program
  • ZETA Policy Recommendation: Prioritize Transportation Infrastructure & Air Quality
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S. 622

American Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act of 2021

Summary: The American Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act of 2021 would strengthen American manufacturing by providing $8 billion for a 30% tax credit to manufacturers that retool, expand or build new facilities that make parts and technologies needed to reduce carbon emissions.

  • Sponsor(s): Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
  • Policy Pillar: Encourage Domestic Manufacturing
  • ZETA Policy Recommendation: Create Domestic Manufacturing Tax Credit
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EV Benefits

Cleaner Air

The transportation sector emits the most carbon pollution in the U.S. EVs produce no tailpipe emissions and are 67% less carbon intensive than gasoline-powered cars over their lifetime. A full transition to EVs would eliminate tailpipe pollutants like NOx, fine particulate matter, and carbon dioxide from our vehicle transportation system.

Economic Growth

Electric vehicles support over 300,000 American jobs, with new EV manufacturing poised to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the years to come.  The rest of the world is moving aggressively to seize this generational opportunity. The U.S. must lead this race to create a new manufacturing and jobs sector worth billions.
man charging a car

Real Savings

By going electric, EV owners can save over $700 a year in fuel and an additional $330 in annual maintenance costs. Meanwhile, the retail price of EVs continues to decline as manufacturing scales up. Federal, state and local incentives have the ability to drive greater consumer benefits and EV adoption.

Ease of Ownership

In addition to no longer needing to pay for gas, EVs only include a handful of moving parts versus the hundreds in a traditional gasoline vehicle and thus require far less service and maintenance.  With no oil, coolant, transmission fluid or belts to change, it’s no wonder that 96% of EV owners say they’ll never go back to a gas-powered car.

Healthier Communities

Low-income and frontline communities already faced a disproportionate health burden from mobile source emissions prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We now know that exposure to air pollution has worsened COVID impacts in these communities. Full electrification will reduce respiratory illness and save lives.

The Driving Experience

Thanks to the instant torque of an electric motor, EVs also have incredible performance. They can also be safer to drive because of a low center of gravity, and with no traditional engine they have a front crumple zone that protects passengers in head-on collisions.
Mission

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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.