Dear Drive to Zero partners,
At the recent Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) in Pittsburgh, CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program and campaign (Drive to ZeroTM) and the Netherlands along with 15 other leading nations issued a global call to action for governments to adopt a 100% zero-emission truck and bus sales target by 2040 and sign the Global Memorandum of Understanding on Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (Global MOU).
Our team led a number of successful events at the Clean Energy Ministerial’s GCEAF aimed at highlighting the readiness of zero-emission trucks (ZETs) to support fleets today. Our events also examined the environmental, economic and operational benefits of ZETs, while exploring the hurdles to accelerating adoption of these critical climate solutions.
In addition to these events, CALSTART/Drive to Zero also organized the Zero-Emission Truck (ZET) Global Expo, featuring 13 currently available electric trucks for urban delivery, regional transportation and refuse operations. The Expo was attended by United States Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, DOE Deputy Secretary David Turk, United States Senator Joe Manchin, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, energy and environment ministers representing Australia, the Netherlands, and Norway, as well as staff representing the White House. Attendees toured more than a dozen zero-emission trucks from Lighting eMotors, Nikola, Amazon/Rivian, Xos, Volvo, Lion, Ford, Workhorse, Peterbilt, International, Mack, Morgan and more.
Drive to Zero led a number of official GCEAF side-events featuring technology and policy innovators like California Air Resources Board Chair Liane M. Randolph and the Netherlands Minister for Climate and Energy Policy Rob Jetten.
With momentum building for ambitious and coordinated action to cut global emissions in the lead up to COP27, technology and innovation leaders ABB, Allego, ChargePoint, Ballard Power Systems Inc., Eaton, Electric Vehicle Council (Australia) and Xos announced their endorsement of the Global MOU. They join fellow Global MOU endorsers like Scania, DHL, Heineken, California (United States), Québec (Canada), Telangana (India) and more.