It’s done, the electric car industry has its own lobby. The Zero Emissions Transportation Assosciation (ZETA) brings together Tesla, Uber, Rivian, Lucid Motors, and 24 other companies. ZETA’s primary goal is for new electric car sales to represent 100% of sales by 2030.

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In the United States, several states support this approach, such as California. The Californian authorities intend to ban the sale of combustion engine vehicles by 2035. New Jersey also seems ready to follow this trend. Regardless, ZETA’s intentions are not to put pressure on states to convert them to electric. Instead, the Zero Emissions Transportation Assosciation will work by reaching out directly to consumers by negotiating benefits for electric vehicle owners.

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For example, ZETA plans to lobby for the extension of the federal government’s $ 7,500 federal tax credit for new purchases of electric vehicles. In addition, the change of president should greatly contribute to this transition to electricity. Indeed, if Donald Trump said he was a supporter of the electric automobile, he still tried to end the federal tax credit, and canceled the emission rules put in place under the Obama era aimed at force the auto industry to manufacture less polluting vehicles.

With Biden in power, things should change. The 46th President of the United States plans to create 1 million new jobs in the automotive sector. Ultimately, Joe Biden’s goal is to “To position America as the world leader in the manufacture of electric vehicles”. To begin with, the federal government will see its fleet of vehicles transformed since all vehicles with combustion engines will be replaced by electric vehicles. Joe Biden also supports Democratic senators who are working to ensure that every vehicle on American roads is zero emissions by 2040.


By: Uber Technologies