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Electrifying Buses in NYC: Insights from Québec

Monday, Jun 22, 2020

An international leader in vehicle electrification, Québec has committed to a suite of ambitious measures to decarbonize its transportation sector. For instance, the city of Montreal has pledged to acquire only electric vehicles for public transit beginning in 2025 -- several electric buses are already on the road -- and Québec has joined CALSTART’s “Drive to Zero” pledge, which aims for a zero-emission bus and truck fleet by 2040. New York City has indicated its own aspirations to shift toward electric transit and school buses, which seems all the more important in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, but is still in the early stages of doing so. This event will explore what lessons Québec can provide to advance the transition to electric buses in New York City.

Sponsors: NYU Guarini Center. This event is has been made possible by the generous support of the Québec Government Office in NY

Date: Monday June 22, noon - 1 pm

Speakers Marie Bedard, Director of Strategy and Operations - The Lion Electric Co.; Ari Kahn, Project Specialist, Electric Vehicle Demonstration Projects - Con Edison; Angela Hotaling, Program Director - New York League of Conservation Voters; Benjamin Mandel, Northeast Regional Director - CALSTART; Pascal Renau, Director of Studies - Société de Transport Montréal; + Renae Reynolds, Transportation Planner - NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
Moderator Ellen Rosen, Freelance Journalist


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