Transportation is the biggest source of U.S. climate pollution.
Our full court press on clean vehicles is transforming the U.S. auto industry. This summer, with EDF President Fred Krupp in attendance, leaders of the Big Three U.S. automakers and United Auto Workers stood alongside President Biden at the White House as he announced his goal of making half of new passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. zero-emission by 2030.
EDF, working with automakers, labor unions and regulators, was instrumental in building consensus around this goal. Our many meetings with General Motors helped lead to the company’s transformative announcement that it is taking action to sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2035. We also worked extensively with Ford, which has said that 40–50% of its global sales will be electric by 2030. The company plans to spend $11.4 billion on four new U.S. facilities for manufacturing batteries and electric trucks, creating 11,000 jobs. U.S. automakers have already invested more than $24 billion in electrification, with more than $75 billion planned over the next five years.