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.


Clean Commercial Transportation Update: November 13, 2020

This week on CCTU we discussed accelerating Zero-Emission freight in global cities. CALSTART’s Global Drive to Zero Director, Cristiano Façanha, gave updates on the “Drive to Zero Pledge” developments and progress. We also heard an interesting briefing on global eCommerce trends from CALSTART’s Associate Project Manager,Owen MacDonnell. We ended the segment with a roundtable discussion on actions enabling zero-emission freight in global cities with: Cristina Miclea, Programme Manager, C40 Cities, Radcliffe Dacanay, Principal Planner, Seattle Department of Transportation, and Susan McSherry, Director of Alternative Fuel Programs, New York City Department of Transportation.

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.