General Motors is calling for a zero emission policy across 50 American states. The largest U.S. carmaker is proposing the establishment of a National Zero Emissions Vehicle (NZEV) programme with the potential to add more than 7 million long-range EVs on US roads by 2030. In a statement, GM says this will yield an incremental reduction of 375 million tons of CO2 emissions between 2021 and 2030.
Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President and President, Global Product Group and Cadillac says: “We believe in a policy approach that better promotes U.S. innovation and starts a much-needed national discussion on electric vehicle development and deployment in this country. A National Zero Emissions Program will drive the scale and infrastructure investments needed to allow the U.S. to lead the way to a zero emissions future.”
In August the Trump administration proposed reversing previous fuel rules brought in by President Obama. It also wants to bar California from setting its own emissions requirements or requiring more zero emission vehicles.