How can businesses encourage electric transportation? The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) launched the Workplace Charging Challenge in 2013 to encourage the installation at workplaces of on-site charging stations. Partnering with organizations committed to providing charging options to their employees, the challenge provided opportunities to develop best practices, lessons learned, as well as templates and tools.
The process to advancing workplace charging includes: evaluation and planning, installing, managing and engaging employees. By evaluating goals and needs, employers are better equipped to select the best workplace solution.
Can workplace charging help bolster your business?
In this webinar, our panelists will explore the business case for workplace charging. Kelly Yearick, Senior Program Manager at Forth, will highlight Electric Vehicle Adoption Leadership (EVAL). The program provides a roadmap as well as resources and recognition for organizations as they support the adoption of sustainable modes of transportation at their worksite. Our panel will include current employers offering workplace charging to employees, utilities offering workplace charging assistance and charging station providers.
Prachi J. Vakharia, Co-Founded, WOMANIUM
Prachi V. works on autonomous vehicles safety standards, digital and shared mobility projects, and electric mobility services and infrastructure. Today she leads the implementation of AI/ML technologies at the MBTA, and also develops safety protocols for SafeAI. Previously, she led product and innovation in E-mobility at AES and urban transport projects around the world at the World Bank. She also mentors and invests in startups (with three startups acquired by Daimler in 2014), and chairs committees for the US National Academies of Sciences Transport Research Board and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Beyond work, Prachi co-founded WOMANIUM - one of the most unique science organisations for women’s advancement in STEM+Entrepreneurship.
Kelly Yearick, Senior Program Manager, Forth
As Senior Program Manager, Kelly works to bring together diverse stakeholder groups such as utilities, government agencies, community-based organizations, and industry players to design and implement impactful programs. She currently manages the DOE-funded CRuSE project, a rural carsharing program, and brings her experience around workplace charging to the Electric Vehicle Adoption Leadership Program (EVAL). Kelly holds a Master’s in Environmental Management and Sustainability from Portland State University, a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and sits on the board of Solar Oregon.
Britton T. Bettridge, Director of Business Operations, Leaders for Clean Air
Britton Bettridge is the Director of Business Operations at Leaders for Clean Air. During his several years at LFCA, Britton and the team has been able to help 400+ workplaces install 2,000+ charging stations all at little to no cost all over the state of Utah. LFCA's is a 501(c)(3) organization that helps businesses and workplaces avoid unnecessary installation and hardware costs and apply for local rebates and grants to help early adopters take the leap into EVs. Britton helps to steer LFCA in the fast-paced world of Electric Vehicles partnering with organizations who want to adopt EV fleets, Charging networks, and EV daily commuters. LFCA has helped rebate dollars stretch, local economies grow, and displace over 387.01 Million lbs. of C02 through the adoption of EV's. Among other things, Britton Bettridge is an Eagle Scout, Football Coach, Triathlete and lives in Saratoga Springs, Utah, with his wife, Madeleine.