Multi-stakeholder coordination is an integral aspect of the Drive to ZeroTM program. In addition to supporting and connecting Pledge Partners, Drive to Zero actively participates in several leading global and regional networks working collaboratively with strategic partners to accelerate the transition to zero-emission commercial vehicles (ZECVs).
Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a high-level global forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy. CEM convenes Energy Ministers from 26 member countries and the European Commission, that together account for around 90 percent of global clean energy investments and 75 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Managed by the International Energy Agency (IEA), CEM’s Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) is a multi-government policy forum dedicated to accelerating the introduction and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide, with fifteen countries currently participating. EVI activities include the annual Global EV Outlook (GEVO) publication and the EV30@30 campaign targeting 30 percent new electric vehicle sales by 2030 across member countries.
In September 2020, Drive to Zero became an official CEM campaign under EVI, intended to raise ambition, increase visibility, target resources, and catalyze public and private actions towards ambitious but realistic targets. Building on EVI activities, the Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero Program and Campaign is gathering commitments and pledges from EVI member and non-member governments to accelerate zero-emission medium & heavy-duty vehicles.
ZEFV ACTion Group – Action Towards Climate-friendly Transport (ACT)
Launched at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, Action Towards Climate-friendly Transport (ACT) is the largest global coalition working to catalyze transport as an enabler of sustainable development in line with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change.
In partnership with the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA) and The Climate Group / EV100, CALSTART / Drive to Zero leads Component 3 of ACT’s four-component action plan, supporting the creation of a mass market for zero-emission freight vehicles (ZEFVs) by increasing their global demand through commitments made by governments, cities, and private companies.
Through this partnership, Drive to Zero co-chairs the ZEFV ACTion Group, a Transport Decarbonization Alliance Community of Interest focused on creating a global market for zero-emission freight vehicles. The ZEFV ACTion Group is built upon Drive to Zero’s beachhead strategy and theory of change, and serves as a platform for global action and coordination.
Drive to Zero and EV100 both aim to accelerate fleet electrification. Drive to Zero brings together government, manufacturers, fleets, infrastructure providers and knowledge organizations to accelerate zero-emission commercial vehicles, while EV100 brings together companies committed to switching their medium- and heavy-duty fleets to electric vehicles and installing charging infrastructure for employees and customers. Recognizing these synergies, Drive to Zero and EV100 coordinate outreach activities to benefit the combined network.