Earth Day is an important opportunity for us all to think about how electric vehicles (EVs) can help address climate change. EVs provide enormous benefits and savings for consumers, drive domestic manufacturing, and are set to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the coming years.
This morning, President Biden announced a commitment to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 — from 2005 levels — across our entire economy. Cultivating a strong EV sector and accelerating vehicle adoption is a mission-critical part of achieving that goal.
Transportation is the number one carbon-emitting sector in the U.S. economy. And every gas-powered car that rolls off the line in 2031 or 2032 is going to be pulling up to a gas station in 2051 and 2052. In short, the decisions we make in the next year will materially impact our 2030 emissions reduction goals and the critical 2050 net-zero progress we need to make. ZETA’s Roadmap to 2030 is a comprehensive federal policy outline that will help make these goals a reality.
The Biden-Harris Administration’s American Jobs Plan includes many of the same EV provisions and strongly invests in outcompeting foreign commercial interests to win the global clean transportation race. Together, the Roadmap to 2030, the American Jobs Plan and the President’s 2030 carbon emissions reduction goal announced this morning all set us on an irreversible course to do right by both our economy and our planet.
Achieving superiority in the clean automotive sector is inextricably linked to reaching our decarbonization goals, and ZETA will continue playing a key role in this important debate.