Electric Vehicles: The Promise for Health and Equity

Date: 

Monday, September 13, 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Zoom

In this Forum event, a panel of experts will explore the widespread implications of the shift to EVs and the electrification of transportation, from the public health considerations of EVs and mobility solutions to the new jobs and training needed.

In this Forum event, a panel of experts will explore the widespread implications of the shift to EVs and the electrification of transportation, from the public health considerations of EVs and mobility solutions to the new jobs and training needed.

President Biden’s recent Executive Order set a new target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles (EVs). This will help align the U.S. with Europe and Asia, where EVs are more common. The President’s new infrastructure bill also contains funding for electrification initiatives, such as vehicle charging stations, clean mass transit, and modernization of the nation’s electrical grid. Along with the planetary benefits around climate change, the shift to EVs and the electrification of transportation could have profound changes around health and equity. Email your questions to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu or post your questions to Facebook @ForumHSPH.

EXPERT PARTICIPANTS
John Bozzella, President and CEO of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation

John Graham, Professor, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, and Author, The Global Rise of the Modern Plug-In Electric Vehicle

Wendy M. Purcell, PhD, FRSA, Research Scholar, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Author, Exploring a Culture of Health in the Auto Industry

Kristen Siemen, Vice President of Sustainable Workplaces and Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

MODERATOR
Joe White, Global Automotive Industry Editor, Reuters

For more information, visit the event page

Contact: theforum@hsph.harvard.edu