You can't escape the daily headlines about electric vehicles. And, no, we're not talking about the reaction to Time magazine naming Tesla CEO Elon Musk their Person of the Year.
Read/listen to/watch the news and you know that EVs are surging in popularity and everyone from auto manufacturers to elected officials can see the writing on the wall: EVs represent a huge opportunity for climate action.
Here are just a recent headlines:
Biden plan seeks to jumpstart rollout of electric vehicle charging stations
Electric Vehicles May Control Half of Major Markets by 2030, Auto Execs Predict
Electric vehicles listed as top priority by mayors in new U.S. Conference of Mayors report
Toyota to invest $35 billion into battery-powered EVs and roll out 30 models by 2030
Thus our Climate Solutions Series webinar on EVs on December 8th was well-timed and well-attended.
Our panelists represented New York City, San Antonio and the nonprofit Electrification Coalition. They shared a bevy of real-world experiences integrating EVs into their municipal fleets, tips for getting started with fleet conversions and infrastructure, and tools and resources to support this journey for cities, towns and counties of all sizes.
If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here. We've also prepared a one-page tipsheet that hits some of the high notes when it comes to vehicle procurement, infrastructure planning, policy, financing and equity.
In the US, transportation accounts for 29% of emissions — 60% of that from passenger cars and trucks. The way we get to and from work, school, the store and just around town has a huge impact on climate change and local air quality. Converting public fleet vehicles to EVs and encouraging adoption of EVs among residents and businesses is a key climate strategy.
Source (Electrification Coalition)
Stay tuned for the next in our Climate Solutions Series in 2022!
Check out previous webinars from the series, including Net Zero and Circular Economy.