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November 9, 2020
EV Hub Live Episode #4 on 11/12
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A Special One-On-One Conversation about the 2020 U.S. Election with Dan Sperling of the University of California, Davis 

In our fourth installment of EV Hub Live, our founder Nick Nigro will be joined by Dan Sperling of the University of California at Davis to discuss what’s next for federal action, state ZEV programs, and other key policies and programs related to transportation electrification following the 2020 U.S. election. We’re expecting a lot will change in the coming year and we’re excited to get Dan’s unique and valuable perspective.

Where things will end up in Washington next year is coming into focus following the most unusual election in many decades. While the extent to which EVs will be greeted by a more generous U.S. Congress is still to be determined, the change in leadership at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will undoubtedly cause many to alter their near-term priorities. Despite some uncertainty, early signs exist in some states that the election that transportation electrification is emerging as a focus in some markets.

In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper won reelection for a second term. Cooper was among 14 other governors and one mayor that signed on to a multi-state agreement in July setting goals to reach 100 percent ZEV truck and bus sales by 2050. The state made its first Volkswagen Settlement awards in July as well, allocating more than $9 million to electric buses and EV charging. EV markets are set to accelerate throughout the Southeast with increasing EV manufacturing investment in the Tennessee and states like Florida developing regional EV charging strategies. Republican Governors Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Phil Scott of Vermont were also among the signatories to the ZEV Bus and Truck MOU, indicating support for EVs on both sides of the aisle.

At the federal level, the Biden administration could lay the groundwork for a nationwide commitment to ZEV transit buses by 2030 and a network of 500,000 charging stations throughout the country. Biden’s comprehensive $1.7 trillion climate plan also promises to increase the vehicle standards that were rolled back by the Trump administration in March 2020. These programs are designed to address environmental and energy issues from transportation and to position the United States to compete globally in this important market.

Join us on this Thursday at 11:30 am ET to hear more about what to expect in EVs following the election! We encourage you to share any questions you’d like us to address during the show in advance via email to info@atlasevhub.com.
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This brief provides an overview of Florida’s EV market while also highlighting travel patterns and transit agency statistics for major metro regions. These data provide insights on where Florida can leverage government resources and public policy to accelerate the transition to EVs. On-road vehicles are the leading source of criteria pollutants in Florida, presenting an opportunity to make large emissions reductions and reach climate goals by advancing electrification.

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California to Ban Sale of New Gas Vehicles by 2035

California, the nation’s largest vehicle market, has announced that the sale of new gasoline passenger cars and trucks will be banned after 2035. The ban comes as a result of an Executive Order from Governor Gavin Newsom and directly addresses the state’s long-term climate goals amid an ongoing season of particularly extreme wildfires. The next steps will be for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to establish binding requirements setting this new rule in motion. Read More Here

15 States Commit to 100% ZEV Truck and Bus Sales By 2050

Organized by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), 15 states and Washington DC have come together in support of rapid electrification of the medium-and heavy-duty vehicle sector. The MOU signed by participating states calls for all new truck and bus sales to be zero emission by 2050. States partnering on the MOU include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. Read More Here

West Coast Clean Transit Corridor Initiative Final Study Released

The West Coast Clean Transit Initiative, a network of nine electric utilities and two public agencies representing more than two dozen municipal utilities, published their final report on June 17, 2020. The report outlines key findings from a study assessing the prospect of implementing EV charging fro freight trucks along the entire stretch of Interstate 5. The study recommends a phased approach for electrifying the I-5 corridor. At least 27 stations spaced out at 50-mile intervals would be included in phase one of the roll out which will take place through 2025. Read More Here

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While the extent to which the issue will be greeted by a more generous U.S. Congress is still to be determined, the change in leadership at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will undoubtedly cause many to alter their near-term priorities. In this episode of EV Hub Live, Nick Nigro will sit down with transportation policy guru, Dan Sperling, the founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis and member of the California Air Resources Board. Learn more.

November 12th @ 11:30am EST

The National E-Mobility Equity Virtual Conference will be presented by Forth and EVNoire on November 12 and 13, 2020. The conference will explore and facilitate conversations around strategies and best practices for engaging diverse communities often hit worst and first by air pollution caused by transportation. Learn more.

November 12th @ 12pm EST

In this webinar, Forth will be joined by international counterparts accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in their counties. Their speakers will highlight projects, strategies and organizations doing work to advance transportation electrification, provide key lessons from projects, policies, the impact of COVID-19 and how they are adjusting. Learn more.

November 17th @ 1pm EST

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