Program Tracks

Explore the rapid electrification of cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles, as well as new forms of shared, autonomous and micromobility.

Analyze how to make charging faster and more accessible while maximizing benefits for the electrical grid.

 

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Examine how to expand transportation electrification with an emphasis on equitable programs, policies and projects.

Delve into essential issues and emerging technologies in electric transportation.

Sep 24
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Sep 24
8:00AM - 4:00PM

Two-Day Event: September 23-24, 2024

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), in partnership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, is hosting an Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure National Conference for state leaders on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure deployment. The conference will be held at Huntington Place Detroit Convention Center (1 Washington Boulevard Detroit, MI 48226) and is by invitation only.

Learn more here: evci.naseo.org

Sep 24
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Come early and join one of the Roadmap Conference side tours highlighting electric transportation and innovation in Detroit and the surrounding area. Tour information and tickets coming soon.

Sep 24
9:00AM - 4:00PM

The annual TEEM convening is an opportunity for members of the TEEM Community of Practice to meet, share knowledge, and connect about issues of mobility equity and transportation electrification. The convening will be a day-long session on September 24, 2024 for TEEM cohort members. Members from 5 cohort states (CO, IL, MI, NC, and VA) and over 30 TEEM organizations will join this year’s annual convening. 

 

TEEM is facilitated by Forth and the Greenlining Institute, with support from Upright Consulting.

Sep 24
10:30AM - 5:00PM

Get ready to supercharge minority-owned businesses with the latest in electrification resources and discussions at our FORTH Roadmap event!

This workshop will help exchange insights and lessons learned, provide training, and make connections for integration into the industry. 

Sign up here: bit.ly/RM-DiverseSupplierWorkshop

Sep 24
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Sep 25
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Sep 25
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Sep 25
9:00AM - 9:15AM
Sep 25
9:15AM - 10:15AM

Carla Walker-Miller, CEO and founder of Walker-Miller Energy Services, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2024 Roadmap Conference.  Through a lens of equity, Carla will discuss Detroit’s rich history of innovation, legacy of transportation,  and commitment to workforce development, as the city shapes a decarbonized future.  

Sep 25
10:15AM - 11:00AM

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11:00 AM -  12:15 PM

Sep 25
11:00AM

The United States is investing billions of dollars to electrify its school bus fleet. Unlocking the value of their batteries for energy resilience and the grid will further accelerate the transition to clean transportation. This panel will focus on how to rapidly scale up these benefits.

Sep 25
11:00AM

The recent rapid growth in popularity of the Tesla NACS/SAE J3400 charging connector compared to the CCS connector has led to questions about market adoption, logistics and technology availability. This session will explore the current “state of play” in fast charging standards, what this development means for the US market and what can we expect next.

Sep 25
11:00AM

Tribal communities across the country face a number of unique challenges and opportunities in electrifying their transportation systems. This panel will review the current challenges, highlight promising new initiatives, and discuss future opportunities for equitable access to clean electric mobility in Tribal communities.

Sep 25
11:00AM

The Forth Roadmap Conference is excited to be in the birthplace of the modern automotive industry. Today, Detroit is experiencing a renaissance of innovative electric mobility projects and companies. How has transportation shaped Detroit over time and where is the city headed next?

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Sep 25
12:15PM - 1:15PM
Sep 25
12:30PM - 1:15PM

Grab your lunch and join one of the roundtable discussions listed below. These informal, small-group discussions are a great opportunity to learn from thought-leaders and experts, discuss pertinent hot topics, and make valuable connections with peers in the EV industry!

1. Catalyzing Equitable EV Charging Solutions: Insights and Strategies for Nationwide Implementation - Table Host: Nicole Landers | Director of Partnership and Communication, GreenWealth Energy

2. EV Charging by All: Bundling & Balancing the Right Mix of Incentives, Services, and Vendors - Table Host: Joy Massey | Senior Customer Program Manager, MCE

3. Can “Stretch Codes” Stretch Enough to Serve Underserved Communities? - Table Host: Peter Yeh | Senior Practice Consultant, CLEAResult -

4. Delivering Equitable Electric Bike Programs - Table Host: Bret Wiley | Senior Program Associate, Electric Mobility, Ava Community Energy -

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Sep 25
1:15PM

As the electric vehicle market grows from “early adopters” to “early majority” and beyond, what are we learning about consumer perceptions, needs and barriers? What are major consumer concerns, and what tactics effectively overcome them?

Sep 25
1:15PM

Charging at home is challenging for people who live in multifamily housing - and even more so for low- and moderate-income residents. This panel will explore lessons learned and creative strategies to make charging for residents of multifamily housing easier and more accessible, without contributing to gentrification and displacement.

Sep 25
1:15PM

The federal government is making an unprecedented, once-in-a-generation investment in transportation electrification and other clean technologies. However, the variety of programs can become overwhelming. This session will focus on what funding programs are available; for what purposes; how to take advantage of them; and where to find technical assistance and support.

Sep 25
1:15PM

Manufacturing any product as large and complex as a vehicle has impacts, but efforts are progressing to make EV manufacturing a model of sustainability and social responsibility. This panel will explore the efforts underway to move the electric vehicle and battery industry towards a “circular economy” in which waste becomes raw material for future manufacturing.

Sep 25
2:30PM - 3:00PM

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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Sep 25
3:00PM

This panel will explore best practices and strategies for fleets that face significant challenges in their transition to electric. This includes smaller fleets and those in regions without strong policy support, incentives, or utility programs. How can the industry support these fleets as they electrify?

Sep 25
3:00PM

What have we learned in the first two years of sustained federal investment in EV charging through the NEVI and CFI programs? How can we continue to improve implementation? What does the future hold?

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Sep 25
3:00PM

High interest rates have been slowing new car purchases of all types. It is especially hard for historically underserved drivers to access affordable loans for electric cars. This panel will explore this challenge, and efforts to overcome it.

Sep 25
3:00PM

Buckle up, this session will feature quick takes on a range of hot topics in transportation electrification. A Roadmap Conference favorite - you're certain to be informed, challenged, and intrigued.

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Sep 25
4:15PM - 4:30PM

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Sep 25
4:30PM - 5:00PM

How long will it take to have more EVs than internal combustion engine cars on the road? And how do we get to that point? In this fireside conversation, senior representatives from Ford and Uber discuss their visions for achieving mass electrification, the partnerships necessary for an equitable and accessible transition and the support they need from the broader industry to achieve this vision.

Sep 25
5:00PM - 6:30PM

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Sep 26
8:00AM - 2:30PM
Sep 26
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Sep 26
9:00AM - 9:15AM
Sep 26
9:15AM - 10:00AM

Over the past year, the transportation electrification industry has both grown in leaps and bounds and seen industry-wide challenges, including widely publicized misconceptions and political polarization. Hear how leading journalists see the industry evolving, what the core opportunities and challenges are and how the upcoming election may influence short-term industry growth in the next few years

Sep 26
10:00AM - 11:00AM

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Sep 26
11:00AM

Electric Mobility Hubs create easy access to multiple transportation options, such as transit and shared bikes and cars. This panel will explore how these hubs are being developed to meet the full range of community mobility needs.

Sep 26
11:00AM

It’s no secret that the user experience with public charging is not good enough. What efforts are underway to make charging more reliable and more accessible? What are emerging best practices and trends?

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Sep 26
11:00AM

Through the Justice40 Initiative, the Biden Administration has set a goal of ensuring that at least 40% of program benefits accrue to disadvantaged communities. How is this effort playing out in practice? What’s working, and what are we learning? How are we measuring progress?

Sep 26
11:00AM

Buckle up, this session will feature quick takes on a range of hot topics in transportation electrification. A Roadmap Conference favorite - you're certain to be informed, challenged, and intrigued.

Sep 26
12:15PM - 1:15PM
Sep 26
12:30PM - 1:15PM

Grab your lunch and join one of the roundtable discussions listed below. These informal, small-group discussions are a great opportunity to learn from thought-leaders and experts, discuss pertinent hot topics, and make valuable connections with peers in the EV industry!

1. Capturing Grid Value From Actively Managed EV Charging - Table Host: Xantha Bruso | Senior Director, Energy and Enviornmental Economics (E3)

2. Leveraging Low-Income Electricity Discounts to Unlock Equity at Public EV Charging - Table Host: Rachael Aptowitz | Clean Mobility Strategist, GRID Alternatives

3. How do U.S. Light-Duty Charging Needs Stack up Against Announced Deployments? Table Host: Logan Pierce | Passenger Vehicle Associate Researcher, The International Council on Clean Transportation

4. Punitive Taxes on EV Drivers: Fairness, Equity and Political Viability - Table Host: Rick Tempchin | Senior Advisor, Alliance for Transportation Electrification

5. EV Load Management Scalability - the Billion Dollar Challenge - Table Host: Gary Smith | President, Sagewell, Inc.

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Sep 26
1:15PM

Everything that moves is rapidly going electric. This panel will explore the electrification of construction equipment, cargo-handling equipment and off-road vehicles. These diverse categories each have their own needs and opportunities, and offer unique benefits.

Sep 26
1:15PM

Heavy duty vehicles are electrifying fast, and providing the high power charging these vehicles require, on the timeline that customers need, is a challenge. This panel will explore creative strategies to power electric trucks - with a focus on difficult use cases.

Sep 26
1:15PM

The transition to electric vehicles is creating a range of employment opportunities. This panel will focus on how best to unlock quality jobs and workforce development opportunities in the EV industry, particularly for historically underserved workers.

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Sep 26
1:15PM

The current process for upgrading utility infrastructure has been designed to be deliberative and avoid unnecessary investments - but the pace has been faulted as a constraint to widespread transportation electrification. This panel will explore several recent initiatives, reports, and recommendations designed to make grid expansion more rapid and proactive, while continuing to protect ratepayers.

Sep 26
2:30PM - 3:00PM

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Sep 26
3:00PM

This panel will explore the growing market of used electric vehicles, the unique issues they raise in the marketplace and for consumers, and how policy and programs can help put them in the hands of more drivers.

Sep 26
3:00PM

Smart managed EV charging and grid integration programs can reduce infrastructure costs, increase grid resilience, and earn additional revenue for drivers. This panel will explore lessons learned from demonstration projects and discuss how to more effectively scale programs and benefits.

Sep 26
3:00PM

Significant federal funding is available at the state and local level to increase community transportation infrastructure. For many transportation officials, this is a new responsibility and area of subject knowledge. How are they developing the expertise they need? What are some of the emerging best practices and tools? Where can state and local governments turn for help?

Sep 26
3:00PM

Curbside charging in the public right of way is a key strategy for making charging easier and more accessible. This kind of charging is well established in Europe, but until recently has been slower to take hold in the United States. What's new in this charging sector, and how do we help it scale more rapidly here? 

Sep 26
4:15PM - 4:30PM
Sep 26
4:30PM - 5:00PM

Jigar Shah, Director of the US Department of Energy Loans Program Office, will deliver the closing keynote address at the 2024 Roadmap Conference. In his address, Mr. Shah will highlight how widespread transportation electrification will help achieve our climate goals, strengthen the grid and create jobs nationwide.

Sep 26
5:00PM - 7:00PM

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