A three-part webinar series presented by Smart Columbus and the Electrification Coalition

The Electrification Coalition is partnering with Smart Columbus to host a three-part webinar series to talk about the successful electrification program in Columbus, Ohio, which won the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge in 2016. We will hold separate sessions on advanced fleet electrification, increased consumer EV adoption, and charging infrastructure. Read on for more information and registration links for each webinar. We hope you can join us to learn about this electrification success in Columbus!

Advancing Fleet Electrification (View Slides)
As the winner of the $10 million Smart City Challenge grant awarded to Columbus by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Columbus committed to adding hundreds of EVs to local public and private fleets. Discover innovative practices for public fleet procurement that led to the adoption of more than 300 public EVs, as well as challenges encountered in private fleet adoption and strategies to mitigate them moving forward.

Driving Consumer Adoption through Public/Private Partnerships
Tuesday, August 18, 3 p.m. ET

In three years, Columbus increased electric vehicle adoption more than four-fold without supportive state policies or incentives, but through the collaboration of the public and private sectors under the $10 million Smart City Challenge grant awarded to Columbus by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Discover how more than 70 Columbus companies came together to educate tens of thousands of drivers on EVs, conduct more than 12,000 EV test drives, create new corporate incentive programs, and grow consideration for EVs by more than 20%.

Fortifying Regional EV Charging Infrastructure
Tuesday, September 8, 3 p.m. ET

Through private investments and the $10 million Smart City Challenge grant awarded to Columbus by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, more than 1,000 new EV charging ports have been installed in the Columbus Region. This explosion of charging has contributed to a more than four-fold increase in EV purchases in the last three years. Discover how Smart Columbus partnered with local utilities to help residents, workplaces, businesses and developers identify the right ways to install EV charging infrastructure for their current needs and for the future.