Category Archives: EV Policy

Geoffrey Moore Silicon Valley Talk: EVs, Inside the Tornado & Crossing the Chasm

Attendees of the 3rd Annual Charged Symposium filled the Keynote session to see Silicon Valley Guru Geoffrey Moore talk about Electric Vehicles. Session is time well spent listening to a Silicon Valley veteran share his wisdom on where the EV industry currently is and what it will take to achieve mainstream adoption.

Utilities & EVs: Driving Adoption of the Ultimate Appliance

Silicon Valley: Driving Connected & Charged - 2013

Each year stakeholders from across the entire Electric Vehicle ecosystem come to Silicon Valley for an all things EV Symposium organized by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

The 2013 edition will be held on June 6th / 7th is called Silicon Valley: Driving Charged & Connected and will be hosted at SAP Labs in Palo Alto.

Join us for a packed two day agenda featuring industry leaders, policy makers, investors and start ups all working to accelerate the adoption of Electric Vehicles and new ways of thinking about modern connected transportation.  Day one dives right into emerging technologies in the EV space along with connected mobility.  Attendees, members of the Press and employees of SAP and neighbor EPRI will have access to a large collection of advanced power train vehicles for test drives including Tesla, Ford, Nissan, Honda, Mercedes, BMW, VIA Motors and others.

Green OnRamp’s Paul Stith will be moderating a panel entitled – “Utilities & EVs: Driving Adoption of the Ultimate Appliance”.  The panel of industry experts will talk about the important role Utilities are playing in expanding EV adoption in different regions of the world.

We’ll explore the technologies, market opportunities, regulatory and policy frameworks that are shaping early successes and challenges for this emerging space.  Panelist include:

Peter Dempster, Advanced Technology Engineer, BMW
Margaret Larson, Transportation Energy Specialist, Hawaii State Energy Office
Ralph Troute, EV Program Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Laurent Naves, EV Business and Market Analyst, EDF, Inc.

Be sure to stick around for Day Two which takes the discussions deeper into the initiatives and policies that are part of the Governor’s Zero Emission Action Plan.

$8.5 Million in EV Community Readiness the “Results Show” (6 Hours & 465 Slides)

In case you missed it – Electric Vehicles are here to stay this time! Only makes sense that our communities here in the States and around the world need to get ready for this growing revolution. The Department of Energy understands this and invested $8.5 million to learn and share best practices.

Since not everyone was able to make it to Tennessee for the Clean Cities “Results Show” hosted on the first of May… very pleased the recorded sessions are now online. Browse through the agenda for what you are interested in and settle in for 6 hours and 465 slides packed with details and results of 16 projects from across the country.

Viewing notes: Yes, you can skip ahead and there’s a link on the top right of the player to just show the slides. Sorry it won’t play on non-Flash or Silverlight equipped devices.  You’ll need to retreat to a computer. Enjoy and share your thoughts on the discussion I started in our LinkedIn Group: Electric Vehicle Business & Career Network.

P.S. Turns out there are only 465 slides rather than 485.  Sorry for any inconvenience…  checking to see if you are awake!

P.S. Turns out there are only 465 slides rather than 485.  Sorry for any inconvenience…  checking to see if you are awake!

EV Community Readiness

Beyond Fossil Fuels – The Promise and Reality of Electric Vehicles

Acterra: Bring people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet.

Rafael Reyes, Executive Director, Bay Area Climate Collaborative will host a panel this evening of EV experts presented by Acterra. One in a series of sessions entitled “Beyond Fossil Fuels” –  ”The Promise and Reality of Electric Vehicles”.  

Paul Stith will be a panelist and will share a few of the projects he is actively working on including regulatory, national standards and legislative initiatives to insure a smooth and steady adoption of Electric Vehicles. Central to these efforts is providing consumers a clear path to obtain low cost domestic fuel that’s easily obtained, price predictable and comes from increasingly sustainable sources.

Mapping EV Growth in California

Clearly, incentives can play a major role in the early adoption phase for Electric Vehicles.  The California Center for Sustainable Energy who administers the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project recently received an additional $10.5 million.  California residents, business and government organizations can qualify to receive up to $2,500 for purchasing or leasing a plug in electric vehicle.

Just as the previously posted NREL charge station map, the number claimed EV rebates are updated regularly with details on location, type of PEV and allow you to monitor EV progress over time and geography.  Vist the reporting and project statistics center for the latest Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Stats.

As a side benefit to this very effective policy, we get to see where the rebates have been claimed throughout the state.  Take a look at the density map for California and zoom in on Silicon Valley.  You’ll understand how this is becoming the epicenter for EVs and why we can’t go anywhere without seeing dozens of EVs.

CVRP Data Map 1-23-2013