12.07.2020
Media Advisory: Arizona Transportation Electrification Forum to highlight the adoption of clean electric vehicles across the state
MEDIA ADVISORY

December 7, 2020

Contact:
Noah Barnes, Plug In America, nbarnes@pluginamerica.org
Ellen Zuckerman, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, ezuckerman@swenergy.org

 Arizona Transportation Electrification Forum to highlight the adoption of clean electric vehicles across the state

PHOENIX – The second annual Arizona Transportation Electrification Forum will bring together the key players in Arizona’s growing electric vehicle (EV) sector, including EV manufacturers, policymakers, utilities, educators and innovators. The Forum will convene virtually on Friday, December 11, 2020.

The event will feature a virtual EV ride and drive, and address a variety of topics, including an overview of the EV market nationwide and how the market is active and growing in Arizona. The event will also dive into the synergy between transportation electrification policies in Arizona and economic recovery policy efforts. U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton will be featured as the keynote speaker, highlighting what Arizona can expect from the federal level on transportation electrification policies. The Forum will also include an awards ceremony for those leading the electric vehicle transition in Arizona, as well as videos from EV drivers in the state. The event will conclude with a series of concurrent case studies focused on including equity considerations in any transportation electrification policies and programs, fleet electrification, programs for the public and private sectors, and policies cities can adopt to advance transportation electrification.

Come learn about the benefits of electrified transportation and what Arizona is already doing to support more EVs on the roads, and how Arizona can accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.

WHAT:           Arizona Transportation Electrification Forum

WHEN:           Friday, December 11, 8 am—2:00 pm MST

WHERE:         Virtually on Zoom, registration at azteforum.com

WHO:              Presented by Plug In America, the Energy Policy Innovation Council at Arizona State University, and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project. Participating organizations include American Lung Association Arizona, Arizona PIRG Education Fund, Arizona Public Service, Atlas Public Policy, the Electrification Coalition, EVgo, Lucid Motors, City of Phoenix, Salt River Project, Siemens, Tucson Electric Power, and Western Resource Advocates. U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton of Arizona Congressional District 9 is also our featured speaker.  See full agenda.

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About Plug In America:
Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. We drive electric. You can too. PlugInAmerica.org

About Energy Policy Innovation Council at Arizona State University:
The Energy Policy Innovation Council at Arizona State University informs and educates policymakers on current, complex issues in energy policy that impact Arizona and beyond. We are housed within the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the College of Global Futures at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Visit: www.sustainability.asu.edu/energy-policy/

About the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project:
The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project is a public interest organization promoting greater energy efficiency in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.swenergy.org.