November 17, 2020 1:30 PM, EST

Tesla, Utility Giants Form ZETA, Calling for 100% EV Adoption by 2030

Tesla signs are seen in a Denver mall in February 2019.David Zalubowski/Associated Press

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Tesla Inc. is joining rideshare company Uber Technologies Inc., Lordstown Motors, Rivian and others to lobby for 100% electric-vehicle adoption by 2030.

More than two dozen utilities, EV-charging companies, battery suppliers and EV manufacturers have formed the Zero Emission Transportation Association, which is calling for policies such as consumer incentives and emissions targets that will accelerate the shift to EVs, according to a statement Nov. 17. The trade group also wants more federal investment in charging infrastructure.

ZETA is not the only association that has been formed to capitalize on President-elect Joe Biden’s pro-climate proposals. Some of the biggest U.S. clean-energy companies also are teaming up with the top wind-power trade group to create the American Clean Power Association.

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