BY Michelle Lewis—A coalition of business, labor, and environmental advocacy leaders will host the US’ first-ever National EV Charging Summit on January 20, 2022. Members of the public are invited to attend, and it’s free.
The National EV Charging Initiative launched in August 2021 to guide the deployment of a national charging ecosystem that assures all EV drivers and fleet operators have access to convenient, reliable, seamless, and secure charging when they go electric. It is also vital that this infrastructure is deployed in a way that creates inclusive economic growth and good jobs at good wages. Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding represent diverse and varied interests, perspectives, and goals. The Initiative’s Guiding Principles, developed over the last few months, convey shared values to guide and accelerate transportation electrification.
The National EV Charging Summit – a virtual, half-day event bringing together automakers, power providers, electric vehicle and charging industry leaders, labor, and public interest groups. It will serve as a platform to hear from Biden Administration officials on the historic commitment and new market pace they have set for electric vehicles. It will also provide a forum to spotlight organizations and companies making commitments to support the Administration’s EV charging efforts— and to spark a true national dialogue in support of EV charging.
Panels will discuss:
- The numbers and types of EV chargers that will be needed to support scaled EV adoption in the US
- The different needs of different sizes of EV vehicles
- How a national EV infrastructure sector can build inclusive economic growth, increase stable and well-paid jobs, and address the mobility needs of everyone, especially historically underserved communities
- Financing challenges and opportunities to mobilize the private investment needed to scale and deploy EV charging across the US
- Danielle Eckert, director of government affairs, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- Britta Gross, managing director, mobility, RMI
- Maria Bocanegra, commissioner and chair, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) EV Task Force
- Cathy Zoi, CEO, EVgo
- Jane Hunter, CEO, Tritium
- John Bozella, CEO, Alliance for Automotive Innovation
- Pedro Pizarro, CEO, Southern California Edison
- Andrea Marpillero-Colomina, clean transportation consultant, Green Latinos
- Jigar Shah, US Department of Energy loan programs office director
- Generate Capital chair Richard Kauffman
- Linse Capital founder and managing director Michael Linse
The summit will take place on January 20 from noon to 3:45 p.m. EST.
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