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SXSW 2020

EVolve Houston: E-Mobility in the Energy Capital

Houston–the energy capital of the world known for its emergence as home for much of the US oil and gas industry–is at a critical juncture in the energy revolution. E-Mobility, specifically Electrified Vehicles (EVs), presents a unique opportunity for Houston to advance its energy leadership in promoting sustainable transportation.
EVolve Houston is a coalition of sustainability-minded civic, business, and academic leaders in the Houston metro area working to accelerate the adoption transportation electrification. This session will illustrate Houston’s journey to electrification and reveal Mayor Turner’s recent plans to build a sustainable transportation infrastructure. EVolve Houston further seeks to share lessons with other public-private E-Mobility partnerships across the nation.

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Takeaways

  1. E-Mobility presents an opportunity to improve air quality, fundamentally change the state of the energy industry and accelerate economic development.
  2. Local governments, academic institutions, and businesses prove powerful change agents for community collaboration in E-Mobility innovation.
  3. Lessons learned in launching Evolve Houston can inform other such cross-sector partnerships focused on accelerating EV adoption.

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Jan Maceczek, Analyst, LDR

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Climate & Social Action
  • Level: Intermediate
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