Which states lead the way in advancing electric vehicles and what progress have they made over the last two years? Find out as we release the second edition of the ACEEE State Transportation Electrification Scorecard, which scores states across more than 40 policies to advance equitable vehicle electrification and reduce transportation emissions.
The last year has seen record levels of private and public investment in vehicle deployment, EV and battery manufacturing, and charging infrastructure. But there is still a long road ahead to electrifying all vehicles in the United States and delivering on the emissions reductions outlined in U.S. climate goals. States have a key role to play in planning for EV deployment, implementing programs, and ensuring the most vulnerable communities receive the benefits from electric vehicles.
Join us for a webinar to learn how states are accelerating the transition toward vehicle electrification. Attendees will hear from the report authors as they reveal the results of the scorecard, and a discussion from leaders in California and New York on their states’ efforts and plans for the future.
Moderator: Shruti Vaidyanathan, Transportation Program Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Shruti oversees research on vehicle and transportation system efficiency for ACEEE. With nearly 15 years of experience in the transportation sector, she is committed to creating equitable, low-carbon transportation systems by advocating for policy approaches at the federal, state, and local levels that combine vehicle electrification with passenger and freight miles reduction. Shruti joined ACEEE in 2007. She holds a master of science in public policy and management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor of arts in economics and environmental studies from Grinnell College.
Peter Huether, Senior Research Associate for Transportation, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Peter conducts research and analysis for the transportation program at ACEEE, with a focus on light-duty fuel efficiency and electric vehicles. Peter works on promoting equitable access to electric vehicles and leads the annual life-cycle emissions analysis of light-duty vehicles for ACEEE’s Greenercars.org.
Peter holds a master of science in public policy and management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor of arts in economics and global environmental change and sustainability from Johns Hopkins University. He joined ACEEE in 2020.
Jennifer Kalafut, Senior Manager for Energy Efficiency and Transportation Electrification, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the energy, environment and human rights sectors across government and non-profit organizations. Her background is in public policy and international development. She was previously appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as Chief of Staff to a CPUC Commissioner from 2016 to 2018, where she spearheaded zero-emission vehicle policy for the Commission. She holds a master of public administration from Rutgers University and a bachelor of science in sociology from the University of Illinois.
Adam Ruder, Assistant Director, Clean Transportation Group, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Adam’s work focuses on developing and demonstrating new technologies, policies, and business models that support three key focus areas: electric vehicles, public transportation, and mobility management. Adam has led the implementation of New York State’s ChargeNY initiative to advance electric vehicle adoption in New York State. He closely collaborates with other states and the federal government to jointly advance EV policies and programs. Before joining NYSERDA in 2008, Adam received a master in public policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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