Washington, D.C. - The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) recognized the importance of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) today on the anniversary of the bill’s signing. The IIJA was a historic bipartisan effort to invest in our infrastructure, including the electric vehicle (EV) sector, which has since been expanded upon through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was a major step toward making transportation electrification a reality,” said Joe Britton, the Executive Director of ZETA. “In the year since, we have seen the investment of funds to support the transition to zero-emission school buses, the launch of the NEVI program to build charging infrastructure, the awarding of grants to develop a domestic battery and mineral supply chain, and more. These efforts, along with the consumer and manufacturing tax credits included in the Inflation Reduction Act, are showing that Congress and this Administration are committed to accelerating the adoption of EVs and all the economic and public health benefits that come with it.
“There is still a lot of work to be done, however. Ensuring that these funds are invested productively, and that consumers are able to take advantage of the recently passed tax credits will be essential to ensuring that the goals of the IIJA and the IRA materialize in every community around the country. ZETA is committed to working with Congress and the Administration on the implementation of these landmark bills.”
ZETA advocates for policies to achieve 100% EV sales by 2030. The coalition has a six-part policy platform that can be viewed here.
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 leadership, drastically improve public health, and significantly reduce carbon pollution.