How long will it take to ramp up battery technology and manufacturing for all vehicles?

All-electric vehicles—typically powered by lithium-ion battery packs—are taking off. The market is booming, costs are declining, and jobs are being created. But how far will the market go? Can heavy-duty trucks also become electric?

Join us in a conversation about the opportunities, the challenges and the timing. We will be talking with:

  • Gideon Kracov, California Air Resources Board/South Coast Air Quality Management District Governing Board Member
  • Dean Taylor, President, Dean Taylor Consulting; former Southern California Edison Senior Scientist
  • Niki Okuk, Alternative Fuels Program Manager, CALSTART
  • Jack Symington, Program Manager for Transportation, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
  • Lisa Arellanes, Senior Manager, Business Development & Partnerships, eMobility, Southern California Edison
  • Joe Sullivan, Director of Energy Solutions, IBEW-NECA

Join us THURSDAY, July 8, 10 a.m. to noon, for the 3rd Zoom call in our Climate and Clean Air Series. REGISTER HERE.

There were more than 10 million electric cars on the world’s roads in 2020 with battery electric models driving the expansion. Experts believe zero-emission cars, SUVs and trucks will soon dominate the light-duty vehicle market.

But most air pollution and a large share of greenhouse gases are emitted by diesel-powered trucks as well as off-road vehicles and equipment, including trains, ships, aircraft, and port and construction equipment.

Can these vehicles also be powered by electric batteries? 

Right now there's minimal charging infrastructure in place to support heavy-duty battery-electric long-haul trucks and off-road vehicles. How quickly can charging infrastructure be put into place? And how many jobs can manufacturing and operating these new technologies create?

And then there is the big question: If we had a boatload of money to invest—like a ballot measure might provide—could vehicle manufacturers significantly ramp up production of battery-electric trucks, especially long-haul trucks? And can we get these zero-emission trucks to market in time to meet the target set by the IPCC's 2018 Special Report on Global Warming to avoid a 1.5°C increase above pre-industrial levels?

The deadline is 2030—less than a decade away!

Join us to talk about whether there is a battery revolution in the making—and the opportunities, challenges and timing—on Zoom #3 in our Climate and Clean Air Series. Register HERE.

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  • Gloria Ohland
    published this page in Blog 2021-07-07 10:26:19 -0700

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