LPPC Leads Cross-Industry Push for E-Mobility

Photo courtesy of the California Mobility Center

As fuel providers and infrastructure developers, public power is working toward America’s electric mobility future. The infrastructure for charging electric vehicles is a natural extension of the distribution grid, and LPPC members are quickly expanding electric mobility options. 

Around 1% of the 250 million cars and light-duty trucks on the road in America are electric. But that is set to increase with President Biden working toward transforming half of the U.S. auto fleet to electric by 2030 and automakers rolling out their own commitments to phase out gasoline-powered car sales in the near future. 

Building this infrastructure requires coordination between governments, industry sectors, and communities. To foster cross-industry dialogue, LPPC co-hosted a one-day forum with E Source and the California Mobility Center (CMC). LPPC members came together with automakers, technology companies, and venture capital investors at SMUD’s headquarters in Sacramento, California. 

LPPC CEOs Paul Lau, Debra Smith, Jackie Flowers, Lena Wittler, Rich Wallen, and Javier Fernandez joined LPPC President John Di Stasio to share how public power is planning for and building out electric mobility infrastructure. Participants discussed the challenges ahead,the importance of equitably serving communities across the country, and strategies for working cohesively across industry sectors 

LPPC members also participated in the CMC’s Anniversary Showcase. This evening event brought to life the impact CMC has made in the e-mobility industry in just its first year with product demonstrations and lightning talks from industry executives and political leaders.

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