march, 2020

06mar8:30 am12:00 pmClean Transportation Forum - Manhattan

Event Details

About this Event

In New York State, transportation accounts for 36% of greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, any path towards achieving the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) goals must focus on greening transportation.

The Clean Transportation Forum hosted by NY Green Bank, NECEC, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA will bring together clean transportation industry experts to discuss where the clean transportation market is today, the policy and innovation shaping its future, and the capital investments available to catalyze project deployment.

During this interactive forum, you will hear from top energy leaders in the sector on timely topics such as progress in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), regional initiatives, public-private partnerships, capital solutions addressing financing gaps, new NYSERDA incentive programs, and much more.


Attendance is recommended for, but not limited to:

  • Auto OEMs and EV charging/refueling infrastructure companies
  • Transportation logistic companies
  • Lenders and investors
  • Developers
  • Market analysts
  • Automakers
  • Transit agencies


8:30am – 9:00am: Registration

9:00am – 9:10am: Welcome Remarks

9:10am – 9:40am: Fireside Chat

What does the future of clean transportation look like 1–10 years from now? NECEC President, Peter Rothstein and NY Green Bank President, Alfred Griffin, will highlight capital solutions addressing funding gaps in the sector.

9:40am – 10:40am: Regional Initiatives and Policy Updates

Industry experts and policy leaders will discuss regional initiatives, policy updates, progress on TCI, and emerging public-private partnerships. Confirmed speakers include:

  • James Bradbury, Mitigation Program Director, Georgetown Climate Center
  • Kevin Miller, Director of Public Policy, ChargePoint
  • Colin Murchie, Senior Director of Business Development, EVgo
  • Adam Ruder, Clean Transportation Program Manager, NYSERDA
  • Raghusimha Sudhakara, Director – Demonstration Projects, Strategic Channel Engagement, Con Edison
  • Alistair Pim, Vice President, Innovation & Partnerships, NECEC (moderator)

10:40am – 11:00am: Case Study – IKEA’s 100% Electric Global Deliveries by 2025

Recently, major corporations have made pledges to invest in sustainable infrastructure. This September, IKEA pledged 100% electric vehicle home deliveries by 2020, targeting inner cities: New York, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Paris, and Shanghai. Hear from IKEA on how they plan to achieve this goal, what barriers they expect to confront, and why this target an organizational top priority.

11:00am – 11:40am: Facilitated Table Conversations

Representatives from NY Green Bank, NYSERDA, and NECEC will facilitate table discussions with conference attendees to identify existing barriers and solutions. There will be 30 minutes of discussion followed by 10 minutes for tables to present their key takeaways. Topics will include:

  • EV adoption challenges
  • The optimal business model and rate design for DC fast charging stations
  • The optimal financing model for utility connection for EV charging infrastructure
  • Financing barriers related to OEM EV production costs, OEM EV fleet lease arrangements, customer EV purchases, OEM battery lease arrangements, and EV charging infrastructure business models

11:40am – 11:50am: Report Back and Wrap Up

11:50am – 12:00pm: Closing Remarks



(Friday) 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Con Edison 4 Irving Place New York, NY 10003


New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) 17 Columbia Circle Albany, NY 12203-6399