Paving the way for EV policy in America

This event will bring together city leaders, urban planners, and practitioners to examine the challenges and opportunities electric vehicles (EVs) present, discuss upcoming policies/strategies, and present new ideas on preparing for broader EV adoption. 

  • Date: 15 February 2023

  • Time: 14:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

Cities and communities across the US are beginning to take further strides towards fully adopting electric vehicles (EVs) and integrating them into the fabric of their roads and urban infrastructure. The benefits of making the switch to EVs are well-documented and growing, but there are still several challenges that need to be overcome to allow for an easier and equitable transition.

Addressing these barriers will need effective, comprehensive, and long-term policies for cities to reach electrification and emission targets. Municipalities both large and small will need to look to their states not only for guidance on EV policy, but also as a partner ready to champion their specific needs on the federal level.

That’s why we have teamed up with ESI Center for the Future of Cities to bring you the insight and connections you need to capitalise on the smart city opportunities presented by the US in 2023. This event will bring together city leaders, urban planners, and practitioners within the transportation space to examine the challenges and opportunities presented by EVs, discuss policies and strategies being implemented at the state and local levels, and present new ideas on how cities can prepare for widespread EV adoption while factoring in equity issues.

Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions and engage with ESI Center for the Future of Cities’s network of experts to better understand the US market and current views on electrification.


Steve Wray, Econsult Solutions, Inc. is a Senior Vice President and Principal at Econsult Solutions and leads the firm’s thought leadership initiative, ESI Center for the Future of Cities.

Karen Lightman, Carnegie Mellon University is an internationally-recognised leader in building and supporting communities based on emerging technologies. Her diverse background spans the Consumer, Military, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Automotive sectors.

Ali Maher, Ph.D., F. ASCE, is the Director of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Technology (CAIT) and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rutgers University. His expertise spans the areas of ground improvement, soil dynamics, infrastructure asset management, nondestructive testing, environmental geotechnology, and new technology vehicles.

Timothy Phelps, Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) is the Executive Director of TMACC and comes with over ten years of experience with Chambers of Commerce, where he focused on the advocacy for business and transportation issues, and membership development.

Emily Yates, SEPTA is the Chief Innovation Officer at SEPTA. A highly skilled urban policy professional she has over fifteen years of project management, economic development, sustainable planning, and design experience.

Paul Ayres, Connected Kerb Limited is one of the founders of Connected Kerb Limited – the UK’s leading electric vehicle infrastructure vendors. Paul is an experienced, entrepreneurial corporate executive with deep knowledge of the TMT, Health, Education, and Transport and Mobility sectors.

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