The big guys
From Adobe to PayPal and Amazon to Uber, the companies in two alliances of Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance (CEVA) and The Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), not a bad acronym huh 💪, make up $1.3 Trillion in annual revenue.
They also collectively own, lease, or operate nearly one million fleet or networked vehicles in the United States.
These companies called the US Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration out to support the EV-way:
We urge you to adopt standards that are aligned with climate science; consistent with a pathway to 100% ZEV sales of light duty vehicles by 2035, while ensuring requisite emission reductions and corresponding improvements in vehicle fuel economy in the interim.
Does anybody still think this EV-train is ever stopping?
Imagine the push these companies can give to electrification. We're talking of eBay, Etsy, IKEA, L'Oréal, Nestlé, McDonald's, Unilever among the 65 companies at BICEP.
And Amazon, AT&T, Best Buy, DHL, Hertz, Lyft, Siemens, Uber, LeasePlan to name some of the 24 companies at CEVA.
They're all pushing for 100% zero emission light duty vehicles by 2035. Some of these companies already have an ambitious roadmap to go EV.
The letters show only intent right now, but pair that with the Biden administration's EV push, the EV industry lobby by the ZETA alliance (talked about ZETA in our #5 here) and I think we just might have the winning combo!