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Zero Emissions Group Includes Atlanta-Based Southern Co., Predicts Transition To Electric Cars By 2030

The "Zero Emission Transportation Association," or ZETA, believes all new cars by 2030 could be completely electric.
The "Zero Emission Transportation Association," or ZETA, believes all new cars by 2030 could be completely electric.
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If a coalition of businesses invested in zero emissions vehicles gets its way, your next new car won’t have an engine.

The “Zero Emission Transportation Association,” or ZETA, believes all new cars by 2030 could be completely electric.

One of the big companies behind the push is also a big emitter of greenhouse gas: Atlanta-based Southern Company, which owns Georgia Power.

Lincoln Wood is Southern Company’s electrification policy manager. He spoke with WABE’s “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress and outlined what ZETA needs in order to put the U.S. in the “all-electric express lane.”

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.