A total of twenty-eight companies belonging to the electric car sector have decided to join together to boost the sales of this type of vehicle in the United States by 2030. To do this, they have created a new organization: ZETA (Zero Emission Transportation Association o Zero Emissions Transportation Association).
Among the companies involved in this initiative, names such as Tesla, Uber, Rivian, and Lucid stand out. However, large national manufacturers such as Ford or General Motors are lacking. ZETA’s primary goal is to achieve new national legislation that accelerates the transition to electric mobility, following in the footsteps of states like California, which will ban thermal vehicles’ sales by 2035.
If such targets are set, the United States would join countries like the United Kingdom, which recently set an “expiration date” on combustion car sales in its market. The executive director of ZETA will be Joe Britton, who has fifteen years of experience in the United States Senate behind him.
“For the first time, transportation is the main source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. By adopting electric vehicles, federal legislators can help drive innovation, create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and improve air quality and public health. The formation of ZETA reflects the will of the growing sustainable transport sector.
The next decade will be critical to implementing federal policies that accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles, which will help address these issues head-on. The clean vehicle industry already has hundreds of thousands of jobs. Still, by fostering its growth, America can win the global race to develop a new economy based on clean transportation and employ thousands of Americans. “
ZETA plans to promote proposals such as the creation of new emissions targets to protect public health, stimulate investments for the development of charging infrastructure, encourage the innovation of federal policies that facilitate job creation throughout the supply chain and cycle life span of electric vehicles, and promote public-private collaboration in the field of R&D.