The Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero Campaign (Drive to Zero Campaign) enables greater deployment of zero-emission and near-zero commercial medium & heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs), including mass transit, globally. It brings together governments, and leading stakeholders such as manufacturers and fleet users, to work collaboratively to set in place requirements, policies, and programs that can support electrification of commercial vehicles.
This CEM campaign builds from already existing CALSTART Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero Program.
The campaign aims to strengthen EVI activities by focusing on the MHDV sector, which is a significant contributor to global emissions, and from which emissions continue to grow. MHDVs represent about 10% of the global on-road fleet but contribute to over half of global on-road fuel consumption and over 80% of on-road emissions of local pollutants, thus being an effective target for emissions control. Real action needs to be taken by governments and institutions worldwide to address the issue.
The campaign will include a number of concrete components that will contribute to real and measurable impacts in the medium and long-term. These include proposed targets, commitments and pledges, supporting activities, meetings, and reporting on progress.
Currently, two targets have been notionally identified for discussion. A task team could be established to further identify sub-targets that offer greater specificity.
- By 2025 – near- and zero-emission MHDVs are commercially viable and cost-competitive in first-success applications (also referred to as “beachhead” applications) in target global markets.
- By 2040 – zero-emission MHDVs dominate in their segments.
Commitments, Pledges and Opportunities
Gather commitments and pledges from EVI member and non-member governments, stakeholders and industry, while encouraging, supporting and informing those that are undecided.
- Gather commitments and pledges from EVI member and non-member governments, stakeholders and industry, while encouraging, supporting and informing those that are undecided.
- Entities who take the pledge commit to taking actions that support achieving the aspirational target(s) within the identified timelines, and sharing their experience and progress.
- Member and non-member countries would have an opportunity to work directly with CALSTART to build their own domestic Drive to Zero Programs.
With countries around the world pledging to more stringent climate targets, , including net zero by 2050, at COP 25 in Madrid in early December 2019, the urgency to take global action now to reduce emissions from this sector has never been stronger. The Commercial Drive to Zero Campaign will be the catalyst for global action, as such, now is the time to launch this Program as an official campaign under CEM, capitalizing on this global momentum.