Zero-emission trucks generating jobs across the U.S.

New research shows the zero-emission truck market is generating jobs across the country.

Most medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHD) – from trucks as small as local delivery trucks to those as large as eighteen-wheelers – run on fossil fuels. But the transition to MHD Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) is well underway. Many companies across the country are taking advantage of this enormous economic opportunity, and the sector already provides hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the United States.

This data – based on new market research by EDF and the consulting firm Strategy& (a member of the PwC network) – identifies the companies, jobs and investments across the MHD ZEV supply chain at the national, state and congressional district levels.

How Big is the MHD ZEV supply chain?

Across the country, this analysis found 375 companies, 330,000 employees and more than $53.7 billion in announced investments in the MHD ZEV supply chain.

What is a MHD ZEV?

Many of the components that make up an MHD internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle are the same as a ZEV. However, there are key electric drive components that differentiate a ZEV, such as battery packs, electric motor, inverters and converters, along with other electrical parts. These various components, from materials sourcing, to design, to assembly, all make up the long list of sub-segments within the ZEV manufacturing segment of the supply chain.

Electric truck manufacturing overview

Where are the MHD ZEV jobs, and what kind of jobs are they?

MHD ZEV jobs are found in 44 of the 50 United States, across a myriad of sectors, from manufacturing, to infrastructure, to research and development, and much more.

Medium and heavy duty emission vehicle supply chain businesses map
Medium and heavy duty emission vehicle supply chain businesses map key

Congress: Support the ZEV economy with the Build Back Better Act

This analysis shows that companies and communities across the United States are already well-invested in the transition to zero-emission vehicles and underscores the urgency of this moment for Congress. They have an opportunity to accelerate this industry shift, via the investments and incentives of the Build Back Better Act. Learn more about the bill and what EDF is tracking in this regularly updated blog.

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With billions in investment and hundreds of thousands of workers associated with the industry, the states and U.S. as a whole are primed to capitalize on new policies to promote expanded production and uptake of clean trucks and buses.