Updated: May 21, 2020
By Betsy Lillian, Next-Gen Transportation News
Introduced in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the bill would set a Federal Zero-Emissions Vehicle standard, requiring that by 2030, 50% of sales for new passenger vehicles are zero-emission. The standard would ramp up 5% each year, reaching 100% by 2040.
“The future of our planet is at stake, and so is the future of our economy,” says Merkley. “If we lead the world in cutting-edge vehicle deployment, we can beat our global competitors, create good jobs here in America and win the innovation race for new technologies. This legislation embraces the opportunity for America to sell to the world the revolutionary technology that will make our air cleaner, communities healthier and workforce stronger.”