The Electric Vehicle Revolution -- Ashley Goldlist
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Odd Fellows Hall, SLO
$5 for LLCC Members $10 for Others
Electric vehicles (EVs) currently make up around 1 percent of all the cars, vans, trucks, and SUVs on the road in the United States. But that’s about to change. Last year, one in seven passenger vehicles sold around the world was electric. Car shoppers will soon have dozens of new electric models to choose from as automakers add more accessible options to their lineups. And a wave of states—including California--will phase out the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035. Meanwhile, both the private and public sectors are racing to electrify their dirtiest diesel fleets, from semis to delivery trucks to city buses, in order to meet U.S. emissions reduction goals.
In other words: The EV revolution is upon us, and the benefits could be far-reaching—even for those of us who never plan to get behind the wheel of an EV.
The course will be about the need for electric vehicles in terms of California’s economy, environment, and public health. I will explain the different types of “clean vehicles” available and the different types of electric chargers necessary to charge these vehicles.
Air Quality Specialist Ashley Goldlist will share some of the rebates available for these vehicles and the money that be saved by transition to an electric vehicle. Ashley hopes attendees will come away from the course understanding the urgency of California’s electrification and that transition to electrified transportation would the largest source of air pollution and greenhouses gas reduction in California. Ashley will demonstrate that this can only be accomplished if there is an equitable distribution of electric vehicles and chargers.
Ashley Goldlist is an Air Quality Specialist with the SLO Air Pollution Control District. She has a Bachelors of Science in environmental science from UC Davis and a Masters of Science in Air Quality from the University of Guelph (Canada). Ashley wrote & achieved a 8 million dollar grant for Stockton for workshare electric car and electric bike share.