International Climate Webinar Series Hybrid Workshop
US Clean Mobility by 2035



During this discussion, we will cover and exchange ideas on two important topics related to sustainable transportation and clean mobility in the United States.

Panel One: Access to clean mobility options in urban and suburban areas in the United States.

Recent statistics reveal a steady rise in the adoption of eco-friendly transportation in the United States. In 2019, electric vehicle sales broke records with over 330,000 units sold, a notable increase from the 17,000 units sold in 2011. Furthermore, the number of public electric vehicle charging stations in the US has grown from a few thousand in 2011 to over 78,000 in 2020. These figures indicate a clear shift towards sustainable and environmentally-conscious transportation options in the country. However, it's important to note that implementing strategies for densely populated and low-density areas requires different approaches. It would be beneficial to assess how local authorities and industries navigate these unique situations by examining the timeline of accomplishments and exploring feasible social inclusion approaches for a more comprehensive outlook.

Panel Two: The private-public partnership Role in the Electrification of the United States.

Promoting cleaner transportation is a top priority for the government, and they are actively working on it through multiple projects, social initiatives, and financing. The focus is on electrification, and several initiatives are already underway, such as the ChargeX Consortium led by the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation and the EPA's efforts to introduce cleaner school buses. To achieve the goal of cleaner transportation by 2035, it is crucial to consider the current situation and the potential benefits of public-private partnerships in implementing these initiatives. Additionally, last year, the Department of Energy announced plans to award up to $7 billion this fall for the nation's first six to ten "hubs," which will demonstrate low-carbon hydrogen production, storage, transport, and consumption.