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The US’ first-ever National EV Charging Summit is coming, and it’s free to the public

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 event will bring together representatives from the Biden administration, vehicle and utility industries, unions, and outside experts to showcase a new level of collaboration supporting the federal commitment to build out a US-wide electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The virtual event, hosted by the National EV Charging Initiative, will feature conversations about the development and operation of a US-wide EV charging network. It follows President Joe Biden’s signing of infrastructure legislation that includes $7.5 billion to install charging stations along highways and in communities nationwide.

The summit will also spotlight government, industry, and regional collaboration, and corporate commitments that are helping to drive the development of that charging network.

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

Panelists include:

  • 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.

Registration is free, and click here to register

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