Washington, D.C. – The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) sent a letter to the White House, Cabinet members, and congressional leaders last week outlining key policy proposals to accelerate the deployment of zero-emission vehicles nationwide.
“Transportation is the leading source of U.S. carbon emissions. By embracing EVs, the Biden-Harris Administration and federal policymakers are well-positioned to drive innovation, create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and improve air quality and public health,” said ZETA Executive Director Joe Britton. “With Transportation Secretary Buttigieg scheduled to speak on the Administration’s infrastructure plans before Congress this week, now is an important juncture to inform policymakers on how best to advance EV adoption.”
The letter commends the Biden-Harris Administration’s early commitment to electrification while expanding upon current legislative proposals in Congress. ZETA’s policies call for additional consumer tax incentives for electric vehicles and recommend an additional $30 billion investment in public charging infrastructure. The proposals emphasize support for frontline communities and encourage domestic manufacturing and job creation while improving emissions standards and public health outcomes.
The consumer-focused recommendations came as congressional leaders unveiled the BUILD GREEN Infrastructure and Jobs Act last week, which focuses on electrifying public transportation and modernizing infrastructure.
The full text of the letter can be found here.