WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) is pleased to see the White House budget request reinforce the Administration’s commitment to “create[ing] good jobs electrifying vehicles” – a key priority for the coalition.
“The EV adoption proposals we have seen from the White House so far demonstrate a promising path for the United States to lead the automotive world in transportation electrification,” said ZETA Executive Director Joe Britton. “We are heartened by the federal leadership further demonstrated today and believe the investments are a necessary step to galvanize our global competitiveness and create hundreds of thousands of jobs along the way.”
The budget proposal comes in the wake of a $174 billion investment to “win the EV market” detailed in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan last week. The Plan prioritized many of the hallmark policy proposals outlined in ZETA’s policy platform aimed at accelerating the United States’ adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).
The first-of-its-kind, industry-backed coalition has been a vocal advocate for federal fleet electrification, particularly in regard to the United States Postal Service (USPS). ZETA was encouraged by the budget’s dedicated funding to federal and postal fleet electrification and charging infrastructure, a move that the organization believes will signal the nation’s readiness to transition to a broader electric transportation sector.