World Electric Vehicle Cities and Ecosystems

Los Angeles, California
Saturday, May 05, 2012
World Electric Vehicle Cities and Ecosystems
Saturday, May 05, 2012 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)

J.W. Marriott
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90015
United States

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This one-day conference brought together 300 leaders from across the globe–city and agency decision makers, business executives, and non-profit leaders–to explore best practices and innovative solutions for the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).


Event webinars may be seen here . 
Photos here
Presentations here.

Selected invited cities include:  

Amsterdam, Netherlands Los Angeles, California
Barcelona, Spain Victoria, Australia
Berlin, Germany Paris, France
Houston, Texas Portland, Oregon
Kanagawa, Japan San Diego, California
Lisbon, Portugal Shanghai, China
London, England Stockholm, Sweden

The development of the conference is made possible by a distinguished Steering Committee which includes the following persons:

  • David Beeton, Operating Agent, EV Ecosystems at International Energy Agency
  • Stephen Crolius, Senior Director, Transportation, The William J. Clinton Foundation
  • J.R. DeShazo, Director, Luskin Center for Innovation, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ben Holland, Project Get Ready Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Robert Stüssi, President, APVE Portuguese Electric Vehicle Association
  • Paul Telleen, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Tali Trigg, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency
  • Tom Turrentine, Director, PH&EV Research Center, Institute of Transportation
    Studies, Univeristy of California, Davis
  • Yunshi Wang, Director, China Center for Energy & Transportation, University of
    California, Davis

Co-hosted by:
University of California, Los Angeles, Luskin Center for Innovation
University of Calfornia, Davis, Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle (PH&EV) Research Center


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.    Breakfast and Registration

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.    Welcome
J.R. DeShazo, Director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
Tom Turrentine, Director, UC Davis Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehical Research Center

8:40 - 9:15 a.m.    Opening Keynotes
David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary of Policy and International Affairs, United States Department of Energy

Thomas Becker,
 Vice President, Government Affairs, BMW Group

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.   Plenary Panel: Developing the EV cities and ecosystems
David Beeton (Moderator), Operating Agent, EV Ecosystems at International Energy Agency
Barcelona, Spain:
Ramon Pruneda, Strategic Sectors Project Manager, Barcelona City Council Amsterdam, Netherlands: Maarten Linnenkamp, Project Manager, Management Consulting
Shanghai, China: Guangyu Cao, Deputy General Manager, Shanghai International Automobile City Group Co. 

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.    Break

11:00 - 12:15 p.m.    Morning Breakout Sessions

Panel A: Creating a charging infrastructure for cities
Terry O'Day (Moderator), Director, California Business Development, NRG Energy
Portland, Oregon, USA: George Beard, Alliance Manager, Research & Strategic Partnerships, Portland State University
Lisbon, Portugal: Tiago Farias, Member of the Board of the Lisbon Mobility and Parking Municipal Company
San Diego, California, USA: Joel Pointon, Electric Transportation Program Manager, San Diego Gas and Electric

Panel B: Enhancing Public EV engagement with EV drive experiences
Urs Muntwyler (Moderator), Professor of Photvoltaics, Berne University of Applied Sciences
Victoria, Australia: Kristian Handberg, Project Manager, Low Emission Vehicles, Policy & Communications Division, Department of Transport
Shanghai, China: Yue Cao, Shanghai International Automobile City Group Co.
Berlin, Germany: Roald Koch, Co-Founder, Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO

12:15 - 2:15 p.m.    Lunch and Panel

Lunch Panel: Re-assessing the EV strategies of non-profits helping cities
Robert Stüssi (Moderator), President, APVE Portuguese Electric Vehicle Association
Diane Wittenberg, Executive Director, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative
Stephen Crolius, Transportation Program Director, Clinton Climate Initiative
Ben Holland, Project Get Ready Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.    Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Panel C: Electrifying fleets
Michael Boehm (Moderator), Chief Operating Officer, Haig Barrett
Stockholm, Sweden: Eva Sunnerstedt, Project Manager, Clean Vehicles Stockholm
Los Angeles, California, USA: Greg Tabak, Director Business Sales, Synergy/EV Solutions, Enterprise Holdings
Phillippines: Shannon Arvizu, Founder and Principal, Shannon Arvizu Consulting

Panel D: EV Readiness
Mark Duvall (Moderator), Director, Electric Transportation and Energy Storage, Electric Power Research Institute
Robert Graham, Manager, External Engagement, PEV Readiness, Southern California Edison
Marvin Moon, Director, Power System Engineering Division, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Stephen Schey, Director Stakeholder Services, ECOtality North America

3:30 - 3:50 p.m.    Break

3:50 - 4:20 p.m.    Afternoon Speakers
Introduction: Mike Ferry, Transportation Programs Manager, California Center for Sustainable Energy

Southern California's air quality challenge and the role of electrification
Matt Miyasato, Assistant Deputy Executive Officer, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Integrating heavy-duty E-trucks into cities
Jasna Tomić,
Fuels Program Manager, CALSTART

Announcing the Global Electric Vehicle Insight Exchange
Ben Holland, Paul Telleen, Tali Trigg, David Beeton, World EV Cities and Ecosystems Steering Committee

The World Electric Vehicle Cities and Ecosystems web portal goes live
Tom Turrentine, Akriti Bhambi, University of California, Davis

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.    Plenary Panel: The New National Visions for Supporting EV cities and ecosystems
J.R. DeShazo (Moderator), Director, Luskin Center for Innovation, University of California, Los Angeles
Gereon Meyer, Senior Consultant, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
Tom Cackette, Chief Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board

Linda Bluestein, Co-director, DOE Clean Cities

5:45 - 7:00 p.m.    Reception





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