Feds Need Both FCEVs and BEVs to Achieve Biden’s Net-Zero Order

December 22, 2021

The transportation sector accounts for 29 percent of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the U.S., the largest share of any sector. To reduce and eliminate emissions from the transportation sector, public and private stakeholders have mobilized investments to innovate the clean mobility technologies of the future. In the past decade, two zero emission vehicle (ZEV) solutions, battery electric and fuel cell electric, have emerged as commercially viable and ready for scale-up.

Fortunately, the Biden Administration and Congress have shepherded new policies through the legislative and regulatory processes to support both solutions. On the hydrogen and FCEV side, the Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Earthshot Initiative and investments from the Infrastructure and Jobs Act will complement the net-zero executive order by reducing the cost of hydrogen and developing the supporting hydrogen infrastructure to refuel vehicles.

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