CALSTART’S GLOBAL INFLUENCE
A program of CALSTART and campaign of the Clean Energy Ministerial, Drive to Zero™ is working collaboratively with global partners to enable and accelerate the growth of the global zero- and near-zero-emission (ZE) commercial vehicle segment. Our goal is to help make ZE technology in this segment commercially viable by 2025 and dominant by 2040 in specific vehicle segments and regions.
The Beachhead Strategy
Drive to Zero is built upon the Beachhead Strategy, a technology strategy for change. The Beachhead Strategy identifies the commercial vehicle market segments where zero- and near-zero technologies are most likely to succeed first. Those are typically urban applications where vehicles operate along known routes and relatively shorter distances and can charge overnight at depots. Developed in partnership between CALSTART and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Beachhead Strategy aligns closely with the market and product strategies of major truck and component makers worldwide and has been incorporated into CARB’s three-year investment plan strategy.