ioneer Ltd (ASX:INR) (OTCMKTS:GSCCF) (FRA:4G1) has joined a group of 25 companies to launch the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), an organization dedicated to achieving 100% electric vehicle (EV) sales in the United States by 2030.
ZETA is the first coalition of its kind in the US that brings together industry leaders, advocates and non-governmental organizations across the transportation, clean energy and technology sectors to drive policy changes that accelerate electric vehicle adoption.
In its goal to promote a sustainable future, ioneer joins ZETA alongside 25 American companies and pioneers such as Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), ChargePoint, Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE:UBER), and Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK).
“Global shift to electric vehicles”
ioneer owns the Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project in Nevada, the most advanced lithium project in the United States and was one of the first companies to become a ZETA member.
Managing director Bernard Rowe said: “ioneer’s mission is to support a sustainable, lower carbon future through the responsible production of lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide and boric acid, which are vital materials to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a globally sustainable future.
“We view a global shift to electric vehicles as central to our mission.
“As the most developed lithium project in the United States, not only are we excited to be working closely with fellow leaders across the automotive supply chain, we understand the importance of ensuring US national policy supports a greener future.”
Lithium is an irreplaceable component in lithium-ion batteries, which are essential to EVs, green energy storage systems and other emissions reducing technologies, and is listed as a ‘critical mineral’ by the US Federal Government.
Accelerating the transition
Through ZETA, member organizations will seek to educate the public on the climate benefits of electrification and advocate for policies that accelerate the transition to zero emissions vehicles.
ZETA expects that these policy changes will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, secure American global EV manufacturing leadership, dramatically improve public health and significantly reduce carbon pollution.
The organization’s first task will be to advocate for change in five key policy areas:
- Outcome-driven consumer EV incentives;
- Emissions/performance standards enabling full electrification by 2030;
- Infrastructure investments;
- Domestic manufacturing across the EV supply chain, from critical minerals to vehicles; and
- Federal leadership and cooperation with sub-national entities.
Learn more at https://www.zeta2030.org