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Consumers & Social Equity in Transportation Electrification

1st UIC Workshop on Beneficial Electrification of Transportation

February 24 UIC EV Workshop

Thank you to all participants who joined live or via the live webinar stream of the talks and the report back at the end.

If you missed the workshop and the live webinar stream, you can access:

If you are still interested in submitting your input for Workshop 1 on Consumers and Social Equity in Transportation Electrification, please use the below links to submit your comments.

Alternately, please email Dr. Elizabeth Kócs at with your input so it can be included.

Speakers Q& A – Post your questions to the speakers through this Speaker Q&A GOOGLE FORM

Breakout Session – Post your input through these Use Case Specific Google Forms:

If you are interested in the work that emerged from the Breakout Sessions, please see compiled Notes from the Breakout Session.

Consumer & Social Equity Workshop Heading link

The February 24th UIC Workshop on Beneficial Electrification of Transportation will focus on Consumers and Social Equity in Transportation Electrification.


12:00 – 1:00 pm            Arrival and Registration

1:00 – 2:40 pm              Keynote, Presentations & Discussion

2:40 – 2:50 pm              Break

2:50 – 3:30 pm              Breakout Groups

3:30 – 3:50 pm              Report Back

3:50 – 4:00 pm              Closing Remarks





Philip Jones, Alliance for Transportation Electrification



Angela Tin, American Lung Association

Susan Mudd, Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC)

Dave Kolata, Citizens Utility Board (CUB)

Tom Ashley, Greenlots

Consumer & Social Equity Workshop

With Illinois’ transportation sector currently responsible for approximately one-third of all carbon emissions, any state-level climate action should work toward addressing transportation emissions through electrification. Supporting and incentivizing mass transit, transportation alternatives and electric vehicles (EVs) will not only remove a large number of carbon emitting vehicles from Illinois’ roads, it will also have immediate air quality benefits, in particular for disadvantaged communities, which continue to be negatively impacted by pollution.

A state-level plan leveraging transportation electrification to decrease consumer energy costs, promote equity and provide direct benefit to already over-burdened and polluted communities. A state transportation electrification initiative can extend multiple benefits for Illinois commuters and consumers, and provide state-wide environmental, air quality and health gains for all Illinoisans. Plans should consider equitably distributing EV charging infrastructure, leveraging clean electricity for EV charging, incentivizing managed off-peak EV charging, encouraging electrification of fleets, and providing opportunities for access to shared EVs and electric last-mile commute programs.

Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), 200 South Wacker Drive, 4th floor, Chicago, IL

1:00-4:00 PM on Monday, February 24, 2020

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Electric vehicle, renewables, and electricity grid.

Consumers & Social Equity in Transportation Electrification