Bringing Partners Together through an Interactive Online Forum
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific
10:00 a.m. | Setting the Stage: Driving Meaningful Outcomes
Unusual times calls for stronger collaboration between partners to develop smart policies, prioritize investments, and put forward strategies that accelerate clean and sustainable transportation. CALSTART leadership will lay out Summit goals and objectives to inspire action and outcomes.
John Boesel, President & CEO, CALSTART
10:15 a.m. | Climate Impact and Our Urgency to Respond: Meeting 2030 Goals
CARB Chair, Mary Nichols provides a big picture overview on the state of clean transportation and what it will take to speed up the pace of technology adoption to meet 2030 climate goals. During her opening address, Ms. Nichols will discuss the big challenges and opportunities to transforming transportation for good.
Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
Katie Fehrenbacher, Senior Writer & Analyst, Transportation for GreenBiz and VERGE Transport
10:45 a.m. | Innovative Financing Solutions for Fleets & Infrastructure: Making the Business Case
The up-front cost of ZEVs and infrastructure remains to be a critical barrier for businesses adopting new technologies. Hear from policy and industry leaders on innovative approaches to help fleets with “first costs” and realize a return on investment. This session will cover funding solutions such as innovative financing models, the Climate Catalyst Fund and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
Moderator: Meredith Alexander, Policy Director, CALSTART
Scott Wu, Executive Director, California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
Chris Nordh, Fleet Management Solutions, Ryder Truck Rental
Diana Kotler, Executive Director, Anaheim Transportation Network
11:30 a.m. | Novel Mechanisms for ZEV Adoption: Implementing Zero-Emission Urban Policies
To eliminate emissions from last mile delivery, reduce urban air pollution and increase zero-emission vehicle adoption, policies such as green parking, ZEV Only Zones, HOV lanes, access to opportunity charging, and reduced tolls are being implemented around the globe. During this panel, partners present ‘outside the box’ strategies for zero-emission delivery and beyond.
Moderator: Sydney Vergis, Assistant Division Chief, California Air Resources Board
Michael Marx, Executive Director, Corporate Ethics International
Alex Mitchell, Senior Vice President, LACI
Matt O’Leary, Chairman & CEO, Motiv
Bill Cawein, Manager, Technology & Integration, Global Vehicles, FedEx Express
12:15 p.m. | Manufacturer Keynote, Dawn Fenton, VP of Sustainability, Volvo Group N.A.
Volvo Group will share highlights of the Volvo LIGHTS project, as well as their perspective on California’s Leadership, and how California can continue to inspire global OEMs to accelerate the pace of change.
12:30 p.m. | Clean Miles Standard: Driving Down GHGs and VMT for Light-Duty Vehicles
To address emissions from light-duty internal combustion engines, the state has implemented the Clean Miles Standard, a new policy to increase the adoption of zero-emission vehicles by ride-hailing companies. Hear from leaders in the field that are taking action to support broader implementation and their perspectives on how to move forward with a 100% ZEV requirement for TNCs by 2030.
Moderator: Katerina Robinson, Legislative Director, Office of CA Senator Nancy Skinner
Jennifer Gress, Division Chief, Sustainable Transportation and Communities, CARB
Don Anair, Research and Deputy Director, Clean Vehicles, Union of Concerned Scientists
Jamie Hall, Manager, Public Policy, GM-Maven
Megan Richer, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Via
1:15 p.m. | Tools for Short & Long-Term Planning: Getting Ahead of Infrastructure
Working across agencies, industry and communities, state leaders come together to discuss actions required for improved coordination, planning and investments to advance zero-emission infrastructure. Hear how state and utility policies are helping fleets get ahead of the infrastructure challenge and the available tools to help the state and industry get to scale.
Moderator: Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director, Zero Emission Vehicle Market Development, GoBiz
Eloise Reyes, Member, California State Assembly
Cliff Rechtschaffen, Commissioner, California Public Utility Commission
Patricia Monahan, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
Carla Peterman, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison
2:15 p.m. | A Call to Action: Partnership Next Steps
Following a day of results-driven discussions, CALSTART summarizes key takeaways and actions defined by partners to help maintain the momentum in distracted times. What policies should we pursue and what must we do together?
Bill Van Amburg, Executive Vice President, CALSTART
Meredith Alexander, Policy Director, CALSTART
2:30 p.m. | Adjourn