EVNoire, leader in multimodal electrification and electrification DEI, tackles Electrification Best Practices in Interagency Roundtable
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Jan. 12, 2023 – EVNoire is excited to support the acceleration of electrification best practices and electrification diversity, equity, and inclusion as a participant in the U.S. National Blueprint For Transportation Decarbonization roundtable. The Blueprint, a landmark collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, outlines a robust strategy for federal leadership to decarbonize the entire U.S. transportation sector. EVNoire looks forward to contributing subject matter expertise on the implementation of electrification best practices that will lead to a cleaner, greener future for all.
The Blueprint’s creation is a notable and exciting step forward in the Biden Administration’s commitment to bring a whole-of-government approach to addressing the climate crisis and making progress toward reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Swift transportation electrification on a national scale will take serious collaboration across agencies, and the Blueprint outlines exactly the framework for these necessary close partnerships. As Secretary of the Department of Transportation Pete Buttigieg notes, “This Blueprint lays out the actions and innovations needed for Americans to build a future with affordable, clean vehicles and fuels for cars, trucks, trains, planes, and ships.”
Recent legislation such as the IIJA and the IRA provides transformational amounts of funding for clean multimodal transportation, which will be operationalized by DOE, DOT, EPA, HUD, and the private sector to reimagine our transportation system. The Interagency Blueprint acts as a much-needed roadmap where contributors and stakeholders alike can create and monitor trackable targets. By collaborating on the project, EVNoire will work to ensure that multimodal electric transportation options and their complementary infrastructure are accessible to all communities, particularly those that have been historically impacted first and worst by transportation emissions.
As part of the seven organizations contributing to the roundtable, EVNoire will contribute expertise by utilizing the opportunity to disseminate our thought leadership using data-based analytics, demonstrating the importance of human-centric research within transportation decarbonization strategy. As noted in the Blueprint, “Decarbonizing transportation will affect everyone, and solutions must address the needs of all urban, suburban, and rural communities; businesses of all sizes; and individuals and families at every socioeconomic level.”
“Any investments we make must provide opportunities for all, including the communities and households that have historically been underserved by our transportation sector. We look forward to working with our local and federal partners to make sure the built environment fully supports a clean, affordable, and efficient transportation sector: from planning to the construction of affordable housing near transit,” says Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Armed with these insights, we will work to create electric, connected, shared, and autonomous mobility solutions that acknowledge historical inequities by correcting them in our current socio-environmental landscape.
Historically, federal automobile infrastructure has perpetuated discriminatory transportation policies such as redlining and the Federal Highway Act of 1956. We still see the effects of these policies decades later, as residents in the affected communities endure worse health outcomes from over-exposure to emissions and pollution and disruption of habitable space. These issues have disproportionately plagued Black and brown communities for generations. Initiating a multifaceted plan to apply decarbonization best practices will give much-needed attention to communities that have yet to benefit from electrification efforts.
“EVNoire looks forward to collaborating with the agencies on a forward-thinking and exciting reimagination of transportation infrastructure in the U.S. Our organization aims to mitigate the barriers that have previously limited frontline and vulnerable communities, communities of color, and rural communities from experiencing a life free of harmful pollutants and environmental lack. The implementation of a measurable plan to address the ecological health and sustainability of these communities that are often left out of the movement, should be a top priority,” says Dr.Shelley Francis, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of EVNoire.
EVNoire is an award-winning national organization focusing on E-Mobility Best Practices and E-Mobility Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. EVNoire specializes in providing engagement to next-generation multi-modal mobility. By creating innovative frameworks, EVNoire is the national thought leader in community engagement, awareness, education, and outreach focused on expanding charging infrastructure, fleet deployment, marketing/launches, workplace charging, and beneficial public policy advocacy. EVNoire champions providing resources and access to underserved and diverse communities around affordable, cleaner, and greener sustainable energy vehicles and platforms.