Drive to ZeroTM program and campaign aims to accelerate the growth of global 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. 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 connects Pledge Partners – cities, national and regional government agencies, manufacturers, fleets, fuel/energy suppliers, and other organizations – that have agreed to collaboratively put in place supporting mechanisms to speed the early market for zero-emission trucks, buses and equipment.
In partnership with the Netherlands government, Drive to Zero co-leads the Global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, where leading countries commit to working together to enable 100% zero-emission new truck and bus sales by 2040 with an interim goal of 30% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030, to facilitate achievement of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
In addition, Drive to Zero actively participates in several leading global and regional networks working collaboratively with Implementation Partners to accelerate the transition to zero-emission commercial vehicles.
Drive to Zero is a campaign of the Clean Energy Ministerial, a high-level global forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, and a program of CALSTART, a clean transportation industry non-profit consortium with 300+ members.