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Plenary Session 3: Electric Mobility & Green Vehicle Initiatives in a Post-COVID World

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COVID-19 Model Electric Mobility & Green Vehicle Initiatives in a Post-COVID World

An overview of global approaches to electrification and other alternative fuel sources and infrastructure policy initiatives will focus on the bus, micro-transit, taxi, and other for-hire industry segments and will reveal the latest in best practices and the state of the industry. Post-pandemic, as concerns are raised about increased usage of private automobiles, both challenges and opportunities presented with respect to electrification and its impact on short-term and long-term mobility will be explored. The development of new business models, possible public-private partnerships in the EV arena for increased use of rental vehicles, car sharing, and integration into taxi, for-hire and EV fleets will be discussed. Global concerns on infrastructure, grid impacts and the future of connected and autonomous electric vehicles will be addressed.

Moderator: Prachi Vakharia, WOMANIUM

Panelists: Adam Gromis, Uber Timothy Lipman, Transportation Sustainability Research Center at UC Berkeley Tegan Molloy, Forth Kelly Blynn, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Adrian Gomez, Green Light Labs

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Adam Gromis

Adam is Uber’s global lead on sustainability and environmental impact within the Policy & Communications team, based out of San Francisco.

Timothy Lipman

Timothy Lipman, PhD, is an energy and environmental technology, economics, and policy researcher with the University of California - Berkeley. He is currently serving as Co-Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), based at the Institute of Transportation Studies. He is also a Research Affiliate with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Dr. Lipman’s research focuses on electric vehicles, fuel cell technology, combined heat and power systems, renewable energy, and electricity and hydrogen production and distribution infrastructure. He completed a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Policy Analysis with the Graduate Group in Ecology at UC Davis (1999) and also holds an MS degree from UC Davis in Transportation Technology and Policy (1998) and a BA degree from Stanford University (1990). He is a Member of the Transportation Energy Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science and Engineering, a member of the Advisory Committee for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and on the editorial boards of Transportation Research-D, Fuels, and the International Journal of Sustainable Engineering.

Tegan Molloy

Bio: Tegan leads the Demonstration Projects team at Forth, who design and implement equitable new mobility electrification projects. She also runs programs to advance ride-hailing electrification across the country. Previously she worked as a sustainability consultant and holds an MBA in Sustainable Systems from Presidio Graduate School.

Adrian Gomez

Entrepreneur at the intersection of Mobility and Energy

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Green Light Labs

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