ZETA has actively engaged in the regulatory process supporting the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
ZETA has also submitted several comments in support of IRA implementation, particularly with regards to the consumer and manufacturing tax credits included in the law. These include the following comments to the Department of Treasury:
ZETA has also submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of EPA’s updates to the Renewable Fuel Standard, including comments supporting the creation of Renewable Identification Numbers from renewable electricity (eRINs) that would increase the amount of renewable energy used to support transportation.
ZETA has also submitted comments as part of EPA’s work on other programs, including:
ZETA endorsed a letter to Michael Regan, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to finalize robust light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards before the end of this year that achieve climate and air quality benefits at least as great as those of the most protective option proposed by EPA for consideration. The letter asks the EPA to work with environmental justice communities to ensure they are included in the rule’s decision-making process. The letter received signatures from 95 Democratic offices across the House and Senate.
ZETA joined the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, Computer & Communications Industry Association, and Save our Standards in a letter urging Congress to pass the Defending American Patents Act (DAPA) in order to protect American patent law, innovation, and competitiveness.
ZETA wrote a letter to the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation advocating for relief from the geographic targeting requirement for taxpayers planning to claim the tax credit for alternative fuel vehicle refueling property under IRC Sec. 30C.
In this letter, ZETA, the Alliance for Auto Innovation, the Consumer Technology Association, and TechNet urged members of Congress to consider the redundancy of mandating AM radios in all new vehicles.
ZETA joined 38 other organizations in a letter to Congress opposing S.J.Res.11, a joint resolution aiming to cancel a crucial update to nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions for heavy-duty vehicles beginning in model-year 2027.
ZETA wrote to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees requesting funding for several critical programs and offices that support electrification. This was followed by additional joint letters through the CHARGE Coalition and Third Way.
ZETA joined 38 other organizations to urge Congress to oppose S.J.Res.11, a joint resolution aiming to cancel a crucial update to nitrogen oxides emissions for heavy-duty vehicles beginning in model-year 2027.
ZETA joined 35 other organizations in a letter to EPA urging the agency to adopt the strongest Heavy Duty Vehicle (HDV) and Light / Medium Duty Vehicle (L/MDV) standards. The letter argued that Latino/e communities are disproportionately burdened by vehicle air pollution and that setting these standards will help reach the urgent goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030.