FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08/05/2021
Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, President Biden signed an Executive Order that calls for half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 to be zero-emissions vehicles. Today’s announcement is the most sweeping U.S. electric vehicle (EV) adoption goal to date, and the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) commends the Biden Administration for their dedication to ensuring a rapid transition to EVs, as outlined in the Build Back Better agenda. And with the proper government investments, the auto industry is primed to electrify even faster – ZETA is dedicated to ensuring that the United States reaches 100% EV sales by 2030. After all, rapidly electrifying our transportation sector is smart economic policy: mass EV adoption will significantly improve public health, boost the economy, and create millions of good-paying jobs.
In addition to providing funding for EV charging stations and electric buses through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the federal government must provide robust consumer incentives in order to accelerate the adoption rate of EVs. The Biden Administration has proposed more than $100 billion for consumer incentives, and it is imperative that the upcoming budget reconciliation process makes those investments a reality. To achieve the maximum impact, these consumer incentives should be provided at the point-of-sale, apply to both new and used vehicles, and include light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.
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.