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Progress to DAte

100%

of ZETA's policy pillars taken up with federal action.

65%

of ZETA's policy priorities achieved through legislative and regulatory efforts.

$52 billion

for electrification, excluding tax credits.

$5.1 billion

in bonus wins to incentivize domestic manufacturing.

About the Policy Platform

ZETA’s Policy Platform is a six-part strategy to create jobs in every congressional district, secure American global EV manufacturing leadership, improve public health, and reduce carbon pollution.

Tracking Progress

ZETA provides federal policymakers with a comprehensive guide to accelerate the adoption of EVs. We track our progress to date in achieving the policy proposals from the ZETA Policy Platform.
Adopted
Pending
Pillar 1

Light Duty EV Consumer Adoption

Reform the Federal EV Consumer Credit

Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) removes the 200,000 unit-per-manufacturer cap and provides up to $7,500 for new EV purchases.

Make Consumer Incentives Point-of-Sale Refundable

IRA removes the 200,000 unit-per-manufacturer cap and provides up to $7,500 for new EV purchases.

Create a Vehicle Retirement Incentive

More efforts required.

Create a Tax Credit for Previously Owned EVs

IRA provides up to $4,000 for used EV purchases.
Pillar 2

Medium- and- Heavy-Duty Electrification

Introduce a Non-Light Duty Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

IRA enables businesses to receive a tax credit up to 30% of the vehicle's cost for commercial EVs.

Suspend the Federal Excise Tax

More efforts required.

Create a Medium- and Heavy- Duty Electric Vehicle (MHDEV) Retirement Program

More efforts required.

Enable the Transition to Zero Emission Transit Buses

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) allocates $5.25 billion so that bus testing facilities can acquire equipment and pursue capital projects related to testing new bus models. EV buses could be eligible for up to 75% of the funds. (Pending legislation includes a Fiscal Year (FY) 23 Appropriation for $527 million for low- or no-emissions buses and supporting facilities.)

Enact the Clean School Bus Act

IIJA allocates $5 billion for EPA's Clean School Bus Program for low-carbon and zero-emission school buses. In addition, IRA allocates $1 billion for clean heavy-duty vehicles (school buses, transit buses, and garbage trucks).
Pillar 3

National Charging Initiative

Invest $30 Billion in Public EV Charging Infrastructure

IIJA establishes $2.5 billion grant program beginning with allocations of $300 million in FY 22 and continuing to increase funds each year through 2026 for EV charging infrastructure, along with hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling located on designated “alternative fuel corridors.”

IIJA also appropriates $5 billion through Fiscal Years 22-26 to provide 80 percent federal cost share funding to States to strategically deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure and to establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability.

Reform the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure (30C) Tax Credit

IRA increases incentive eligibility from $30,000 per property to $100,000 per individual charger.

Establish a Federal “EV Make-Ready” Definition

More efforts required.

Create a Department of Energy (DOE) / Department of Transportation (DOT) State Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Assistance Program

IIJA established the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program

Establish Model Building Codes for Charging Infrastructure

More efforts required.

Prioritize Transportation Infrastructure & Air Quality

IRA allocates $60 million, while FY 23 Appropriations includes $96 million for diesel engine clean-up grants.

Prioritize EVSE Buildout Within the National Highway Freight Network

IIJA's NEVI Formula Program required DOT to designate corridors of EVSE to support freight and goods movement at locations the National Highway Freight Network, as well at goods movement locations, ports, intermodal centers, and warehousing locations.

Amplify Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) for EVSE Infrastructure

More efforts required.

Introduce School District Grants for EVSE

More efforts required.

Upgrade the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP)

Bill introduced.
Pillar 4

Encourage Domestic Manufacturing

Create a Domestic Manufacturing Tax Credit

IRA establishes the Advanced Energy Project Credit—a $10 billion investment tax credit to build clean technology manufacturing facilities.

Establish a DOE Office of Industrial Transformation

More efforts required.

Establish a DOE Office of Transportation Electrification

IIJA established a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation.

Create an EVSE Manufacturing Credit

IRA establishes the Advanced Energy Project Credit—a $10 billion investment tax credit to build clean technology manufacturing facilities.

Create an Advanced Battery Manufacturing Tax Credit

IRA's Advanced Manufacturing Production Tax Credit Provides $35 per kWh in each battery cell, $10 per kWh in each battery module, and 10% of the costs of critical minerals production.

Expand the ATVM

IIJA expands the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Program within DOE's Loan Program Office to include medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and off-road vehicles, including maritime technology. In addition, IRA allocates $3 billion with 7x authority—up to $20 billion for this program.

FY 23 Appropriations includes $9.8 million to remain available until September 30, 2024.

Create an EV Manufacturing Credit Facility

IRA's Advanced Manufacturing Production Tax Credit Provides $35 per kWh in each battery cell, $10 per kWh in each battery module, and 10% of the costs of critical minerals production.

BONUS: Recycling Research and Development (R&D) Appropriations

IIJA appropriates $200 million to expand the DOE’s work in Research, Design, and Development (RD&D) of EV battery recycling and second-life applications.

BONUS: Battery Processing and Manufacturing

IIJA provides funding to expand the processing and manufacturing of advanced batteries in the U.S. through research ($60 million), demonstration ($50 million), commercial-scale processing ($100 millon), and retrofitting projects ($50 millon).

BONUS: Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program

IIJA includes a $750 million grant program that helps small- and medium-sized manufacturers build or retrofit manufacturing and industrial facilities to produce or recycle advanced energy products in former carbon communities.

BONUS: Appropriations for Domestic Manufacturing

IRA provides $500 million in the Defense Production Act for heat pumps & critical mineral processing and $2 billion in grants to retool existing auto manufacturing facilities.

BONUS: Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Funding Request

FY23 Appropriations Bill provides $570 million.

BONUS: Mineral Sustainability within the Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) Research

FY23 Appropriations Bill provides $880,000,000 to remain available until expended—$70,000,000 available until September 30, 2024 for program direction.
Pillar 5

Performance and Emissions Standards

Advance Light-Duty Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Standards

Submitted several public comments to EPA on rulemaking for Model Year 2026 and beyond.

Set a National Clean Fuel Standard

More efforts required.

Adopt the Phase 3 MHDEV GHG Standard

Submitted public comment to EPA on Phase 2, looking forward to commenting on Phase 3 rulemakings.

Act on Electronic Renewable Identification Number (eRIN) Applications

More efforts required.
Pillar 6

Federal Leadership

Make the Transition to EVs a Federal Priority

President Biden's Executive Order on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability calls for "coordinated whole-of-government approach" to "secure a transition to clean, zero-emission technologies," including EVs.

Commit to Federal Vehicle Electrification

President Biden's Executive Order on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability directs each agency to procure 100% zero-emission light-duty vehicle vehicles by the end of fiscal year 2027 and electrify the federal fleet fully by 2035. IRA allocates $3 billion for USPS EV delivery fleet procurement, as well as EVSE design, installation, and related work across non-federally-owned facilities. The bill also provides $15 million to the Office of the Inspector General for oversight of the implementation of these provisions by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our advocacy efforts have pushed USPS to commit to procuring a 40% EV fleet, up from 10%. We continue to push for a larger EV component among next-generation delivery vehicles.

Catalyze Federal Charging Deployment

More efforts required.

Promote Federal EV Rental

More efforts required.
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