FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08/10/2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) by a 69–30 margin. The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) welcomes the passage of this important bill. As ZETA detailed in a press release last week, the IIJA is an important step toward reaching ZETA’s goal of ensuring 100% electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030. The bill’s EV provisions are a helpful step forward in electrifying the transportation system, which is the single greatest opportunity to decarbonize our economy – and improve public health, restore American auto leadership, and create hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs at the same time.
ZETA is optimistic that a subsequent budget reconciliation package will further invest in the EV sector in order to fully achieve President Biden's goal of “winning the EV market.” As ZETA outlined in a letter to Congress on July 27, additional investments are required to incentivize consumer purchases of new and used light-, medium-, and heavy-duty EVs, fully electrify the federal fleet and our transit and school buses, further deploy additional charging infrastructure, and drive domestic EV manufacturing.
The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) is a federal coalition focused on advocating for 100% EV sales by 2030. ZETA is committed to enacting policies that drive EV adoption, create hundreds of thousands of jobs, secure American global EV manufacturing dominance, drastically improve public health, and significantly reduce carbon pollution.