The transportation sector has rapidly become one of Colorado’s leading sources of carbon emissions in recent years, accounting for nearly a quarter of all its greenhouse gases. In 2018, the state released its first-ever electric vehicle plan, outlining its goals for building out infrastructure, boosting consumer demand, and accelerating the transition to a zero-emission fleet. Meanwhile, Colorado research labs have continued their work on next-gen EV batteries and rapid charging technologies. But ongoing challenges remain due to lingering questions over cost, range, battery life, and charging station availability – not to mention the economic impact of COVID-19. So what lies ahead for electric vehicles in terms of development and widespread implementation?
Join us for the premiere episode of our Future of Energy series on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 4-5 p.m. Mountain Time as we discuss EVs with Michael King, Assistant Director of Electrification & Energy for the Colorado Department of Transportation, and Jason Quinn, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University. They’ll discuss recent electric vehicle research developments as well as the path forward for Colorado as it pursues its electrification goals. Viewers are invited to submit questions to the panelists in advance for the moderated Q&A discussion.
This free public webinar is a presentation of the Institute for Science & Policy and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The session will also be streamed on Facebook Live.
Check back after each episode for links to the full recordings and written recaps.
October 13: Grid Innovations
Panelists: Kyri Baker, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and Bryan Hannegan, President & CEO of Holy Cross Energy
November 17: TBA
December 15: TBA
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