A campaign to transform road transportation.
Our transportation systems provide a means to get to work, connect us to friends and family, enable movement of goods, and catalyze economic activity. Our goal is to enable a tipping point by 2026 where zero-emission electric vehicles outcompete polluting vehicles in the market, putting the world on track for 100% vehicle electrification in time to save the climate, as well as the health and lives of millions.
100% EV sales of new buses, two- and three-wheelers.
100% EV sales of new cars and light trucks, including pick-ups, SUVs, light vans.
100% EV sales of new commercial medium- and heavy-duty freight trucks.
Our mile markers touch everyday experiences all around the world, and each target provides measurable climate impact. Learn more about the growing momentum of Drive Electric.
A beautiful destination
Imagine a world where nobody breathes unhealthy vehicle exhaust — where EVs of all types provide mobility for people and goods, while delivering cleaner air to breathe, more affordable transportation, more jobs, and a safer climate. The Drive Electric Campaign is inspired by the opportunity to transition the entire road transport sector toward cleaner vehicles through our existing network of partners and supported by philanthropy.
We are in the decisive decade to achieve international climate goals and secure a safer climate for humanity and the planet. The global transition from combustion vehicles to EVs must accelerate now to better align with this sustainable future. The next five years are especially important, as they will set the expectations of vehicle suppliers and consumers, and will determine what kind of vehicles are on our roads for decades to come.
A global strategy
The global nature of vehicle markets and supply chains means we need a coordinated, global strategy to be successful. The Drive Electric Campaign coordinates its work within and across the largest and fastest-growing markets globally to overcome key barriers to wide-scale EV adoption.
We focus on securing smart government policies, boosting business leadership and action, and supporting people-powered organizations and coalitions working to accelerate the transition to 100% zero-emission electric transportation.
We support government policies at all levels that overcome barriers and grow the EV market. Key policies include emission standards and EV sales requirements for automakers and fleets, incentives for EVs, public EV procurement, city zero-emission zones, EV-ready building codes, and EV infrastructure.
We engage with leading companies to electrify their vehicle fleets and support their employees and customers to adopt EVs, engage vehicle manufacturers to increase their EV investments, support utility EV infrastructure investments and smart charging, mobilize private finance to prioritize EV investments, and increase business support for key policies.
Our partners include diverse organizations and coalitions representing the environment, local communities, health, labor, consumers, business, and equity. Drive Electric supports the essential voices of key stakeholders including the communities most affected by vehicle pollution and who deserve cleaner air. People-powered coalitions increase public support for and uptake of zero-emission transportation, and create positive pressure for business and government action.
Featured global platforms and coalitions
EV100 pledges are made by major companies to drive the EV transition in their own operations by 2030, by doing one or more of the following: 1) Transitioning their fleets to EVs, 2) requiring EVs for service contracts, 3) installing workplace charging, and/or 4) installing customer charging. Learn more
Global Commercial Drive 2 Zero (D2Z)
D2Z members are national, subnational, and municipal governments, corporations, and others who commit to accelerate the commercialization of zero-emission commercial trucks, with the goal of making them commercially viable by 2025 and dominant in their segments by 2040. Learn more
C40's Green and Health Streets
Green and Health Streets signatories are major cities committed to procuring 100% zero-emission buses starting in 2025 (or earlier) and making efforts to ensure major areas of their cities are zero-emission by 2030. Learn more
Race to Zero
Race to Zero is a global campaign to secure leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, and investors for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon future that creates decent jobs and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth. Its 100% EV goals for buses, passenger vehicles, and heavy goods vehicles are aligned with the Drive Electric Campaign. Race to Zero’s breakthrough ambition is to secure commitments from 20% of major automakers to end the production and sale of combustion vehicles. Learn more
RouteZero is a global platform to showcase ambitious commitments and bold action on zero emission vehicles, supporting the Race to Zero Breakthroughs and the UK government’s COP26 Presidency campaign on clean road transport. Accelerating the shift to zero emission vehicles is essential if we’re going to win the race to zero. As we move towards COP26 – the last, best opportunity for meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement – governments, businesses, investors and individuals have a critical role to play in leading this transition. Learn more
The ZEV Community brings together all levels of governments to share and learn about exciting ZEV (zero emission vehicle) initiatives taking place around the world. The ZEV Community is co-hosted by the Under2 Coalition and the ZEV Alliance, in partnership with C40 Cities and the U.S. Climate Alliance. All participants and members of these networks are invited to take part. Learn more
Stay up to date! More information about the Drive Electric Campaign is coming this spring.