THE PROGRAM

Drive to Zero aims to accelerate the growth of global zero- and near-zero-emission (ZE) commercial vehicle space, with the aim of ZE technology becoming commercially competitive by 2025 and dominant by 2040 in specific vehicle segments and regions.

The Beachhead Strategy

Drive to Zero is built upon a technology strategy for change called the Beachhead Strategy — a strategy that identifies the commercial vehicle market segments where zero- and near-zero technologies are most likely to succeed and help drive growth in other segments.

Updates

Clean Commercial Transportation Update: October 2, 2020

On this week’s episode of CCTU we had a great discussion regarding hydrogen, and the complementary path and systems needed to achieve zero-emissions within the clean commercial transportation industry. We spoke with Kim Okafor, Zero Emission Solutions Manager at Love’s Travel Stops to discuss hydrogen refueling and plug-in charging infrastructure. Tim Sasseen, Market Development Manager for Ballard Power Systems, gave insights on leading edge advancements in modern fuel cell technology. Lastly, Mika Miyasato, Senior Transportation Planner at AC Transit, shared tips on deploying both fuel and battery-electric technologies in public transit.

Clean Commercial Transportation Update: September 25, 2020

On this week’s episode of CCTU we looked into Integrating Near- and Zero-Emissions Ecosystems, and successfully deploying clean vehicle fleets! First, Deputy Director of ZEV Market Development, Tyson Eckerle from the CA Governor’s Office of Business gave us more insights on the Governor’s new ban on gas-powered vehicles. Next, Fleet Sustainability Manager Emily Conway of PepsiCo shared how Frito-Lay transformed their Modesto plant into a near-zero emission freight facility. Finally, Director of Transportation Timothy Shannon from Twin Rivers Unified School District talked to us about implementing clean air school buses district-wide!

The Program

Drive to Zero is a program of CALSTART, a clean transportation industry consortium with headquarters in California, offices across North America, and more than 200-member companies and partners worldwide. CALSTART links global partners and provides guidance information, research and technical support. Pledge Partners agree to collaboratively adopt mechanisms to speed the beachhead strategy.