Drive to ZeroTM 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.


Drive to Zero Newsletter – March 2021

This past month the Traton Group, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers including MAN, Scania and in the process of acquiring Navistar in North America, announced a clear focus on electric drive technologies and equivalent disinvestment in internal combustion engines.

Drive to Zero Newsletter – February 2021

In order to enable carbon neutrality by 2050, major European truck manufacturers including Scania, Daimler, Volvo, MAN, DAF, and CNH, under the umbrella of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), for the first time announced that all new commercial vehicles must be fossil free by 2040.

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 270 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.