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DTNA Applauds Cut Inflation Act Support for Zero-Emission Trucks

PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) applauds the inclusion of tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) that aim to accelerate the adoption of carbon-neutral technologies in medium and heavy-duty vehicles. The IRA contains programs that should benefit both buyers of zero-emission commercial vehicles and the builders of electric vehicle charging stations on which the nascent technology depends.

“The Cut Inflation Act 2022 has a number of policies that support the deployment of zero-emission vehicles, including tax credits for the purchase of medium and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles and the construction of charging stations for electric vehicles. The zero-emission commercial vehicle provisions are a great investment in the country’s climate goals and we especially thank Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon for championing these programs,” said Sean Waters, Vice President of Compliance for products and regulatory affairs at DTNA. “Further incentives at the federal and state levels will continue to be needed to help close the total cost of ownership gap for commercial vehicle buyers, and must be complemented by robust commercial vehicle charging infrastructure.”
Freight transportation alone allows more than 70% of goods to reach the U.S. market, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, while more than 500,000 school buses on U.S. roads carry children to and from every day. school. The decision to offer up to $40,000 in tax credits to buyers of zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles, and up to $100,000 in tax credits for the construction of electric vehicle charging stations, reflects sound and prudent investment in the country’s domestic market. supply chain and its long-term climate goals.

As the nation’s largest manufacturer of Class 6-8 utility vehicles, DTNA has a long history of working collaboratively with many stakeholders, including legislators from both sides of the aisle, as well as federal and state regulatory agencies. .

DTNA and its affiliated brands offer a wide range of battery electric utility vehicles, including school buses, vans, such as those used in last mile delivery applications, Class 6/7 delivery trucks and tractors. class 8. The company has a long-term ambition to transition all of its new vehicle sales to exclusively carbon-neutral (in-driving) emissions by 2039 and considers the unprecedented investment in energy industries clean and clean domestic energy as an important step in the decarbonization of commercial vehicles. Vehicles.