On December 3, RideWise and New Jersey’s leading EV advocate, ChargEVC CEO Pam Frank, held the virtual interactive event, What’s Next in Electric Vehicles (EVs), where participants heard about the future of electric vehicles and discussed ways to further EV adoption in Somerset County.
After a keynote presentation on the state of EVs in New Jersey by Pam Frank, the 50 attendees were split into breakout rooms focused on Education, Collaboration and Community. Topics discussed included dealership training programs, e-mobility and ridesharing, electrifying fleets, removing barriers to municipal and community adoption, and changing misconceptions about EVs.
“The event was very well organized, and I really liked the breakout sessions. Great balance of information and interaction!” Richard Lawton, Executive Director of the New Jersey Sustainable Business Council said. “Thank you for the opportunity to participate in what I thought turned out to be a great event.”
The event attracted representatives from a variety of organizations, including the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Plug In America, Central Jersey Electric Auto Association, Environment New Jersey, and The Nature Conservancy, in addition to the Somerset County Planning Division and county workplaces, such as Johnson & Johnson and Verizon.
The goal of the event was to collaboratively brainstorm and then move forward into action. Anyone interested in being part of this initiative is encouraged to participate in the follow-up virtual program on January 14 from 9-10 am, Let’s Go Electric: Part II. Registration is open now.