Centering Equity in Community-Based E-Mobility Projects: An Expert Panel
Nov. 8, 2023
The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) hosted a webinar focused on how electric mobility (e-mobility) project developers and managers ensure equitable community-level outcomes while accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging. The webinar provided a preview of five case studies, as well as a report on EV program designs and strategies that enhance EV deployment equity to be published by the Joint Office in early fiscal year 2024.
The project managers presented their approaches to centering equity into their community projects. The presenters highlighted lessons learned and speak to the importance of engaging with community stakeholders respectfully and identifying their unique needs; cultivating relationships and partnerships; and designing flexible, iterative programs and incorporating learnings into future projects.
- Introduction from the Joint Office
- Panel discussion
- “Electric Nation: An Upper Midwest Inter-Tribal Electric Vehicle Charging Community Network” – Robert Blake, Native Sun Community Power Development.
- “EVNoire Advances Equity for the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership” – Dr. Shelley Francis, EVNoire.
- “The Stockton Mobility Collective: Bringing Low-Carbon Shared Mobility to Underinvested Communities” – Christine Corrales, San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG).
- “California’s Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP)” – Bree Swenson, California Air Resources Board (CARB).
- “The Bronx Is Breathing: Reimagining a Cleaner Hunts Point” – Rachel Fishman, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
- “Electric Vehicle Program Designs and Strategies to Enhance Equitable Deployment” – Andrew Satchwell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Please note, the views and lessons learned expressed are informational only and have not been reviewed or endorsed by the Joint Office.