July 10-11, 2012 | Washington, DC

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted a State and Local Plug-in Electric Vehicle Workshop: Getting Ready Together, on July 10-11th in Washington, DC. The two-day Workshop brought together governors’ advisors and other state officials from 17 states with US Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities coordinators, and other stakeholders. The Workshop examined technology, policy, and consumer outreach issues related to vehicle and infrastructure deployment and shared lessons from regional, state and local pilot programs.


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Opening Keynote: The State of Play with PEVS

  • Ethan Zindler, head of policy analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Manufacturers’ Roundtable: Where Are We Now?

  • Moderator:  Pat Davis, Program Manager, U.S. DOE, Office of Vehicle Technologies Program
    • Britta Gross, director of advanced vehicle commercialization policy, General Motors
    • David N. Patterson, chief engineer for regulatory affairs, Mitsubishi
    • Tom Stricker, vice president, Toyota
    • John Tillman, manager of regulatory affairs, Daimler
    • Tracy Woodard, director of government affairs, Nissan North America, Inc.

Defining the Regulatory Framework

  • Moderator:  Nick Nigro, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
    • Orji Isiogu, commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission
    • Michael Rowand, director of advanced consumer technology, Duke Energy 
    • Tonia Buell, project development and communications manager, Washington Department of Transportation
    • Henry Hogo, assistant deputy executive officer, South Coast Air Quality Management Division

Lunch Keynote: Ideas on Consumer Engagement

  • Dahlia M. Garas, manager of the  plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle research center, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis

Highlights of Regional Level Actions

  • Moderator:  Kate Zyla, Policy Director, Georgetown Climate Center
    • Lynn Peterson, transportation policy advisor, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
    • Adam Ruder, assistant project manager, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Highlights of State Level Actions

  • Eric Heineman, sustainability policy advisor, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
  • Alan Jones, manager of policy office and long range planning, Tennessee Department of Transportation

Highlights of Local Level Actions

Report Outs from Breakout Sessions

  • Northeast
  • Midwest/Southwest
  • Western/ U.S. Territories

Infrastructure Roundtable: Where Are We Going?

  • Moderator: Don Hillebrand, division director for energy systems, Argonne National Laboratory
    • John Smart, advanced vehicle testing, Idaho National Laboratory
    • Don Karner, president, ECOtality North America
    • Mahi Reddy, founder and ceo, SemaConnect
    • Paul Wessel, executive director, Green Parking Council

Lunch Keynote: Economic Development & PEVs