March 20 Summit Agenda

March 20, 2019 | Sacramento Convention Center 

8:00 – 9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast.

9:00 – 9:20 am: Welcome and overview of clean transportation technology today. California’s clean transportation technology industry has achieved many milestones over the past year, and thanks to visionary policies, the Golden State is leading the nation in advancing new technologies. Yet, we are still not doing enough, and much more is needed to bend the curve.

• John Boesel, President and CEO, CALSTART
• Chair Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board

9:20 – 9:40 am: New era of Clean Transportation for California. Over the past decade, California has made huge strides for clean transportation. What new opportunities does the new Governor have – and what is the administration’s agenda for clean transportation?

• Kate Gordon, Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

9:40 – 10:30 am: Put zero-emission cars in the fast lane. Since 2010, battery prices have dropped 80%+ and continue to get cheaper, and fuel cell automobiles have proven themselves. Yet, challenges remain: Charging and fueling infrastructure is not well-developed, and charging stations are not interoperable with all vehicles. Also, zero-emission cars still cost a premium and only limited models are available. What is needed to address these issues and put California on track for 5 million ZEVs by 2030 in line with the state’s climate goals?

• Phil Ting, Member, California State Assembly
• Justin Ward, Advanced Powertrain Program Manager, Toyota
• Caroline Choi, Southern California Edison
• Moderator: Katie Fehrenbacher, GreenBiz

10:30 – 10:50 am Automated vehicles for climate action. Presentation by Mollie D’Agostino, Policy Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, UC Davis. Driverless vehicles are already running on public streets. What is needed to ensure that automated vehicles work for, and not against, our climate goals?

• Mollie D’Agostino, Policy Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, UC Davis

10:50 – 11:05 am: Networking break.

11:05 – 11:55 am: Continue to push the frontier of clean trucks and buses. Medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs are ten years behind LD ZEVs and commercially-available options are limited. What is needed to accelerate the adoption of “beachhead” technologies like transit and short-distance delivery, while developing a pipeline of more advanced technology needed to secure our longer-term goals?

• Eloise Gómez Reyes, Member, California State Assembly
• Dawn Fenton, Director of Sustainability and Public Affairs, Volvo
• Todd Mouw, President, Roush
• Tom Swenson, Business Development Manager, Cummins Westport
• Moderator: Matt Miyasato, Ph.D., Deputy Executive Officer of Science & Technology Advancement, South Coast Air Quality Management District

11:55 – 12:15 pm: Continuing the revolution – A conversation with Tesla. Tesla is the largest clean transportation technology employer in California. How does Tesla continue to change the game, where is the clean transportation technology industry headed by 2030, and important are California policies to continue to shape the industry?

• Drew Baglino, Vice President of Technology, Tesla
• Moderator: Katie Fehrenbacher, Senior Writer and Analyst, GreenBiz

12:15 – 1:20 pm: Lunch. Networking and Advanced Vehicle Technology Display.

1:20 – 2:10 pm: Making new paths for clean mobility. Over half of car trips are for made for short-distance journeys, and the bulk of cars on the road are occupied by only the driver. Yet, alternatives are becoming available: The rise of “light electric vehicles” such as e-bikes and scooters that are much more efficient are now deploying in cities everywhere, while new services for carsharing and carpooling are emerging. What contribution can these new mobility modes make to climate and other goals? What policy support is needed to put them on track for success?

• Aric Ohana, Co-Founder, Envoy There
• Sam Gregor, Manager, Advanced Transportation Incentives Strategies Section, California Air Resources Board
• Austin Heyworth, Public Affairs Manager for California, Uber Technologies
• Horace Dediu, Analyst and Co-Founder, Micromobility Podcast
• Moderator: Jenn Gress, Office of Mayor of Sacramento

2:10 – 3:00 pm: Building infrastructure of the future. The significant reductions in emissions needed calls for a widespread, timely transition to zero- and near-zero- emission fuels. What is needed to help providers of these fuels accelerate this transition in an effective and coordinated way?

• Simon Lonsdale, Amply
• Bruce DD MacRae, State Public Affairs Vice President, UPS
• Tucker Perkins, President and CEO, Propane Education & Research Council
• Sara Rafalson, Director of Market Development, EVgo
• Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D., President, Oberon Fuels
• Dayne Delahoussaye, Head of North American Public Affairs, Neste
• John Mikulin, Specialist – Technology & Partnerships, United States Environmental Protection Agency
• Moderator: Alycia Gilde, Director, CALSTART

3:00 – 3:25 pm: Networking break.

3:25 – 3:45 pm: Towards zero-emission everywhere possible, and near-zero everywhere else. Remarks by Jared Blumenfeld, Secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency. California has made great strides towards bringing clean technologies to cars, trucks, and other vehicles. How is the state doing in towards transportation zero-emission everywhere possible, while near-zero everywhere else? In which areas do we need to invest and act much more seriously going forward?

• Jared Blumenfeld, Secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency

3:45 – 4:35 pm: Getting a handle on VMT. Even if California reaches its ambitious targets to deploy EVs, the state must significantly reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to hit 2030 climate targets—yet VMT is currently headed in the wrong direction. What must California do to reduce address VMT while increasing the number of ZEVs on the road? How can we make sure that ridehailing services and automated technologies do the most to support climate goals? What kind of collaboration is needed between the private sector and public transit agencies?

• Chris Ganson, Senior Advisor for Transportation, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
• Nicole Dolney, Transportation Planning Branch Chief, California Air Resources Board
• Nancy Skinner, Member, California State Senate
• Moderator: Ryan Schuchard, Policy Director, CALSTART

4:35 – 4:45 pm: America’s first Green City. Discussion on the many investments that Sacramento is making in clean transportation, and what benefits it is seeing.

• Eric Guerra, City of Sacramento Vice Mayor and Chair of Sacramento Air Quality Management District

4:45 – 5:00 pm: Looking towards 2030. How is California doing against its 2030 goals, and how do we need to work together as a community in new ways?

• Dr. Arun Majumdar, Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor, Stanford University
• John Boesel, President and CEO, CALSTART

5:00 – 7:00 pm: Reception.