Coalition Calls for Federal Investment in Zero-Emission Trucks
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National Coalition of Heavy Truck Leaders Calls for Major Federal Role, Investments to Support U.S. Leadership in Zero-Emission Trucks
June 19, 2020 – The National Zero-Emission Truck (ZET) Coalition, representing America’s major heavy truck makers, innovators, suppliers and key stakeholders, has released its priority federal recommendations to support this critical sector. The recommendations call for an increased federal role and funding to ensure U.S. tech leadership in this clean air technology, including a national point-of-sale incentive program to help drive the near-term production of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs), including clean trucks and buses, in the United States.
The Coalition, organized by clean transportation industry organization CALSTART, is also urging that federal funding be targeted at commercial zero-emission vehicle charging and refueling infrastructure and that federal innovation investments be increased for zero-emission technologies to secure U.S. competitiveness over the next decade.
“America has the power to lead in the expanding, zero-emission truck market,” said Bill Van Amburg, Executive Vice President of CALSTART. “But we must take an active role. Other nations are investing aggressively. Our industry coalition believes a strong federal partnership can create jobs that also clean our nation’s air, foster innovation and solidify American competitiveness in this global field.”
Read the complete news release at this LINK.