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Letter to Congress: National Zero-Emission Truck Coalition’s Stimulus Recommendations

The National Zero-Emission Truck (ZET) Coalition, including roughly four dozen organizations representing America’s major heavy truck makers, innovators, suppliers and key stakeholders, sent a letter to Congressional leadership calling on any stimulus or recovery legislative package to prioritize investments that benefit U.S. ZET production and competitiveness.

Critical new federal investments should include the creation of a five-year ZET point-of-sale incentive to encourage fleet acquisition of zero emission trucks, building the charging and refueling infrastructure needed to support fleet adoption and ensure the United States remains a global leader in the deployment of these advanced trucks, and prioritization of technological innovations that drive U.S. supply chain long-term competitiveness.

Looking ahead, the ZET Coalition stands ready to advance policies that help position the United States as a continued leader in the zero-emission truck industry.

Read the full letter HERE.

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader Schumer, and Minority Leader McCarthy:

The National Zero-Emission Truck (ZET) Coalition, a diverse group of stakeholders across the clean commercial vehicle supply chain, supports the proposition that robust funding of infrastructure can be a significant tool for economic recovery and stimulus and urges Congress to act on infrastructure stimulus  legislation. As part of any such legislation, we strongly support the inclusion of federal investments that accelerate zero-emission truck production and the creation of thousands of manufacturing jobs in the near-term. Critical investments include the creation of a five-year ZET point-of-sale incentive to encourage fleet acquisition of zero emission trucks, building the charging and refueling infrastructure needed to support fleet adoption and ensure the United States remains a global leader in the deployment of these advanced trucks, and the prioritization of technological innovations that drive U.S. supply chain long- term competitiveness.

More: Full LETTER for and to Congressional policy efforts

In the United States, the medium-duty Freightliner eM2 and the heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia are also undergoing intensive field tests with customers. Image courtesy of Daimler 

The ZET Coalition made specific recommendations:

  • Create a new $2 billion+, five-year incentive for ZET acquisition that accelerates the production and deployment of tens of thousands of zero-emission vehicles in US truck fleets within five years.
  • Support stimulus investments that boost U.S. ZET manufacturing and deployment.
  • Incentivize installation of infrastructure for ZETs through a combination of financial and tax incentives.
  • Increase research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) for ZETs by an additional $250 million per year to drive innovation and manufacturing.

More, Full Letter

Press courtesy of CALSTART

Photo Image courtesy of Daimler 

 
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