The Under2 Zero Emission Vehicle Project

The Under2 Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Project supports state and regional governments to increase the number of zero emission vehicles on their roads.

The project offers participants the opportunity to network with other subnational leaders, share experience and identify innovative policies to accelerate the uptake of zero emission transport.

Ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) held in California during September 2018, governments in the Under2 Coalition vowed to step up ambition on clean transportation by joining the ZEV Challenge, also supported by cities and business. This project gives them the platform to drive this ambitious commitment forward.

The project complements EV100, a global campaign led by The Climate Group, which brings together forward-looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and making electric transport the new normal by 2030. It also works closely with the ZEV Alliance, a network of 14 national and subnational governments collaborating to increase global ZEV adoption.

The Under2 ZEV Project is being implemented by The Climate Group, as part of the Under2 Coalition, with the support of the Scottish Government.

Supporting ZEV adoption by businesses 
  • Provide financial incentives for vehicle purchases
  • Provide technical and communications support to businesses installing workplace charging  
  • Support businesses installing fleet charging hubs
Enabling the installation of charging infrastructure
  • Install public charging on commuter lots or highways
  • Revise building codes to removing barriers to charging installations
  • Simplify and streamline charging permitting processes
Turning government fleets electric
  • Set targets for ZEV procurement in government fleets
  • Establish an inter-agency process to encourage ZEV adoption
  • Purchase ZEV buses for public transportation
Raising public awareness
  • Provide the public with basic information on ZEV technologies and purchasing
  • Increase ZEV visibility
  • Host ZEV testing events
Developing a robust ZEVs supply chain
  • Invest in advanced battery research and development
  • Facilitate financing for ZEV-related startups
  • Support clean tech incubators and clusters
  • Set manufacturing requirements for zero-emission vehicles


Our current peer learning initiative is ZEV Community. This project brings together all levels of governments to share and learn about exciting ZEV (zero emission vehicle) initiatives taking place around the world.

For more information or to take part, contact: Alice Ryan, Under2 Coalition Senior Policy Manager, The Climate Group -

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