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Helping California's EV Future - Your input counts! Senator Corbett

Discussion in 'California' started by ElectricVehicle, May 17, 2012.

  1. ElectricVehicle

    Apr 8, 2012
    We already have one Tesla at this event, so we've got the required minimum coverage. If you're interested, the more the merrier!

    >>> Forward of Paul Stith's post:

    What: Special Hearing of the California Legislature on Electric Vehicles
    When: Friday May 18th, Session starts @ 10:00 (Arrive with your EV between 9:10 and 9:20AM)
    Location: Mission Valley Regional Occupational Program
    5019 Stevenson Boulevard
    Fremont, CA 94538

    Bring: Your Electric Vehicle & Informed Feedback / Questions (Your cars ARE the informal EV display)
    RSVP: If you can bring your Electric Vehicle (include which model) [email protected]

    On-site Contact: Malia Vella (Senator Corbett's Office) / 510-590-8677 (Morning of event ONLY for EV parking if it is not evident where to first EVs can park when you arrive (follow the other EVs!)

    Bay Area EV Supporters -

    Relaying information about an important special "Remote Hearing" of the California Legislature where you can listen to speakers and ask questions.

    Goal is to have as many EV Owners / Drivers attend as possible so their questions and feedback can be added to the discussion.

    Please RSVP to me ([email protected]) so I can keep tabs on roughly how many EVs to expect for the Senator's office. Short notice but we are looking for about two dozen vehicles to show support for this important session.



    Senate Select Committee on Green Jobs, Solar, Wind and Clean Technologies

    ELECTRIC VEHICLE DEPLOYMENT IN CALIFORNIA How can we grow this important, emerging industry?

    Join us for a discussion of electric vehicles and how this industry is progressing. What are the barriers to putting electric vehicles on the street? What are the infrastructure challenges? What more can we do to encourage the growth and development of electric vehicles and maximize the environmental benefits?

    This hearing will feature experts and stakeholders from the electric vehicle community, with manufacturers, industry executives and state and local policymakers serving as panelists.

    In addition, a variety of the latest electric vehicles will be showcased on site.

    WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Mission Valley ROP
    5019 Stevenson Blvd.
    Fremont, CA 94538


    Informational Hearing - Select Committee on Green Jobs, Solar, Wind, and Clean Technologies

    Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett
    Electric Vehicle Deployment

    Friday, May 18 10:00 am
    Mission Valley Regional Occupational Program
    5019 Stevenson Boulevard
    Fremont, CA

    Format: This will be an informational hearing. The informational hearing will include a welcome and opening statement that will be given by Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett and other attending Committee members, followed by three panel presentations. Each panel presentation will last 40 to 45 minutes; each panelist will give a five to seven minute presentation with the reminder of the panel reserved for questions. There will be two 5 minute breaks between panels. After the last panel, there will be public comment and a short closing statement.

    10:00 a.m. I. Welcome and opening comments by Senate Majority Leader Corbett and other attending members

    10:05 a.m. II. Introduction of Raj Salwan, Chair of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, and Gus Morrison, Mayor of Fremont

    10:10 a.m. III. 1st Panel: Panel 1 - The State of California's Electric Vehicle Deployment. (45 minutes)

    1. Carla Peterman (confirmed), Commissioner, California Energy Commission
    2. Jessica Zenk (confirmed), Transportation Director, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
    3. Diane Wittenberg (confirmed), Executive Director and Chairman, Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative
    4. Eileen Wenger Tutt (confirmed), Executive Director, California Electric Transportation Coalition
    5. Dan Davids (confirmed) Chairman of the Board, Plug-in America

    11:00 a.m. IV. 2nd Panel: Electric Vehicle Deployment: Manufacturers' perspective (40 minutes)

    1. David Peterson (confirmed), West Coast Project Manager, Corporate Planning, Zero Emission Mobility, Nissan North America, Inc.
    2. Geri Yoza (invited), National Manager, Business Planning, Toyota Motor Sales USA
    3. John Boesel (confirmed), President, CALSTART
    4. Shad Balch (confirmed) Manager, Environment & Energy Policy and Communications. General Motors

    11:45 p.m. V. 3rd Panel: Electric Vehicle Deployment: Infrastructure Issues (45 minutes)

    1. Colleen C. Quinn (invited), Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy, Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
    2. Jan Berman (confirmed), Senior Director, Policy & Integrated Planning, Pacific Gas & Electric
    3. Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra (confirmed), President and CEO, Oorja Protonics
    4. Terry O'Day (confirmed), Director, California Business Development, NRG EV Services
    5. Robert Raymer, P.E. (confirmed), Senior Engineer, California Building Industry Association

    12:30 p.m. VI. Public Comment and Closing Statements

    This hearing will be streamed live on my website, Home | Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett.

    As always, I welcome your feedback and look forward to working on your behalf in the California State Senate.


    Ellen M. Corbett
    Senate Majority Leader
    Home | Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett
  2. ElectricVehicle

    Apr 8, 2012
    Let me publicly thank Darrell H. for attending this event, which was held in Fremont. As such, you can appreciate the importance of having a Tesla there, represented in the flesh, for all attendees to see, including California State Senator Ellen Corbett. Ellen "gets it" and actively solicited ideas from industry and the public to get more EVs on the road by reducing barriers, incentives and whatever else to move us away from gas. An excellent session! The Senator herself, actually commented how this was one one of the best Senate Select Heraings she has held.

    None of us has time to advocate EVs at all the numerous events that happen. My thanks to the Tesla owners that rotate through the events so we get key coverage and the shining example of what's possible with the Tesla, especially at some key events, like this one.

    We also had an I-MiEV, Chevy Volt, Fisker Karma, many LEAFs, a converted Karmann Ghia, a Th!nk and a CODA. We also had many livley and informed stakeholders including drivers, charging suppliers, PG&E, CEC, UCS, a methanol Fuel Cell company, educators, and many others too numerous to name in a short post. Juast an excellent session!
  3. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    CA CA
    #3 vfx, May 20, 2012
    Last edited: May 20, 2012
    [Not sure about the thread title...found "Corbett" in a few places]

    GM and Nissan trade punches over electric car fast charging

    This is a big deal. Perhaps cross post to a charge plug thread.

  4. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

    Nov 28, 2006
    Removed "tomorrow morning" from the thread title since that is no longer the case.
  5. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

    Jul 6, 2011
    #5 VolkerP, May 21, 2012
    Last edited: May 21, 2012
    ... whereas in contrast to that small group of cars, there is a non-existent group of cars on sale that supports the proposed SAE DC Combo plug. :tongue:

    Will be interesting how things pan out. Senate Hearings are a great possibility to feed back EV customer needs to politicians. Make them aware of the mess charging standards currently are.

    This surely doesn't apply to DC fast chargers. Dual CHAdeMO and SAE DC stations exist as prototypes. EVSE manufacturers can design their CHAdeMO unit to be "upgraded" to SAE DC by adding a control board (or even a firmware update) and physically attaching a SAE DC cable & plug. The additional cost per charger small compared to initial cost of around $10k. Legislation can and does ask for DC chargers to be "upgradeable to future standards".

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