E-Mobility Equity Conference

National E-Mobility
Equity Virtual Conference
November 12th and 13th
National E-Mobility
Equity Virtual Conference
November 12th and 13th
National E-Mobility
Equity Virtual Conference
November 12th and 13th

National E-Mobility Equity
2 Day Virtual Conference
November 12th & 13th, 2020


National E-Mobility
Equity Virtual Conference

The National E-Mobility Equity Conference will take place on November 12th and 13th. This 2-day conference is presented by EVNoire – National Thought Leaders in E-Mobility Best Practices and E-Mobility Equity and Forth, leaders in Clean Transportation and producers of the National RoadMap Conference. The E-Mobility Equity Conference will explore and facilitate real conversations about strategies and best practices for engaging diverse communities often hit worst and first by air pollution. To realize this potential, we will need to work together in new ways, build new capabilities, and engage in new ways of thinking, programs and policies.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert Bullard

Father of Environmental Justice

Featured Speakers

Joe Espinol

Wend Collective

Anh Bui


Chris Castro

City of Orlando

Veronica Eady

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Dr. Shelley Francis


Nathan Willcox


Ingrid Fish

City of Portland

Peter King

Duke Energy

Daniel Ferguson


Karen Laughlin

Heising Simons Foundation

Terry Travis


Nadia Anderson


Hana Creger

The Greenlining Institute

William Barber III

Climate Reality Project

Angela Tin

American Lung Association

Dr. Sacoby Wilson

Professor – Univ. of Maryland

Henry Greenidge


Aminah Zaghab

Energy Foundation

Dr. Beverly Wright

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

Amy Achtley

Austin Energy

Vivian Rahwanji


Sabrina Cerquera


Gabriella Lanzas


Alejandra Posada

Peninsula Clean Energy

Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 12th - Day One
Time Policy & Programs Prosperity Practice
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM PST
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM EST
Opening Remarks
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM PST
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Opening Keynote Speaker: What is Equity and Why is it Important?
Dr. Robert Bullard
Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy
Texas Southern University
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Networking Activity
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PST
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Developing Vehicle Rebates and Incentives that Work for Underserved/Frontline Communities

Electric cars have historically been expensive and out of reach for many due to the high upfront costs. With newer models becoming more affordable and more affordable pre-owned electric cars appearing on the market, electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more accessible. Vehicle rebates and incentives have also been a key strategy for increasing access to electric cars for low to moderate-income consumers. This panel will explore different strategies to improve access to electric vehicles for historically underserved communities through rebates and incentives.
Expanding Career/Economic Opportunities and Pathways in the E-Mobility Sector

The E-Mobility sector mobility will continue to create new workforce and economic opportunities such as charging station installations, automotive services, software developments and engineering. Panelists will discuss how to create pathways to careers in the E-Mobility industry for historically underserved and diverse communities.
Building More Diverse and Inclusive Organizations to Strengthen Partnerships

This session will dive into the conversation "If the E-Mobility sector is going to advance, the ecosystem has to center equity at its core". The first step in this process is building genuine partnerships with more community-based organizations and diverse communities.
Friday, November 13th - Day Two
Time Policy & Programs Prosperity Practice
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Increasing Access Effectively to Micro-Mobility and Multi-Modal Transportation Options

The global pandemic has showcased the need for a multi-modal transportation system that serves communities, especially frontline communities with limited transportation options. This panel will highlight how to increase access to micro-mobility for historically underserved communities through targeted pilot programs and partnerships between the private and public sectors.
Ensuring Frontline Communities Benefit from New Job Opportunities-SF/TT

This thought provoking session will provide an overview of the historical, institutional and systemic factors that led to the current transportation landscape while discussing its impact on Frontline communities and identify corrective actions that can be taken to dismantle these barriers.
How Foundations, Utilities, and Others can Invest Effectively in Community-of-Color Led Organizations

This illuminating session will detail pathways for foundations and other allies to effectively and equitably invest in diverse organizations led by people of color working in the E-Mobility space.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Centering Equity in Electric Utility Programs

In order to rectify how frontline communities have typically been excluded from new mobility options, several industry stakeholders are working to identify ways to engage and support these communities, including electric utilities. This panel will explore how utilities have centered equity in programs advancing transportation electrification by supporting community organizations, offering financial incentives, and increasing access to charging station infrastructure.
Driver-Centered Strategies for Helping Uber and Lyft Drivers Move to Electric Cars

With goals being set to electrify transportation network companies (TNC) fleets, it will be important to work with drivers on transitioning to electric vehicles. Most recently, Lyft committed to transitioning to 100% electric vehicles by 2030. Panelists will explore strategies that are centering drivers to more effectively electrify ride-hailing.
Changing the narrative: effective campaigns that market to diverse consumers

If we are going to expand the market share of EV drivers, we will have to change our marketing strategies. The automotive industry spends billions on automotive marketing and as more EVs hit the market, this session will explore how to move beyond the one size fits all marketing strategies with industry leaders.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PST
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
How Cities are Centering Equity in TE programs

Many cities are leading the transportation electrification (TE) movement by working directly with communities to understand their needs and what opportunities they could potentially use. This panel will highlight cities of varying sizes from across the United States to hear different perspectives. Panelists will discuss how their cities have embedded equity into their TE planning process and share lessons learned.
E-Mobility and Public Health?

This informative session will explore the intersection of E-Mobility, Air Pollution, and public health. We will discuss how air pollution disproportionately impacts the health and well being of under-resourced and Frontline communities and present strategies to mitigate its impact.
Conducting Community-Based Mobility Needs Assessments

Before implementing a pilot or policy, it’s critical to understand the needs of the community. By conducting a community-based needs assessment, practitioners can create and develop more informed and successful pilots and policies. Panelists will describe how they’ve facilitated community needs assessment, best practices, and lessons learned.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Closing Remarks

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