Upcoming Webinars

Veloz Webinar – Watts the Deal with 350 kW Charging?

February 16, 2022

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Veloz Live from COP26 with Caroline Choi and David Hochschild

Thursday, November 4, 2021
11:30-12 p.m. Pacific Time


Haul Yes! Electric Pickup Trucks are Hitting the Road

Thursday, October 21
10-11 a.m. Pacific Time


Autonomous and Electric: Twins or Sisters?

Veloz Webinar

Thursday, August 26

Beginning at 10 am PDT

There is no denying that electric vehicles are at a tipping point at the same time as we are seeing huge advances in autonomous vehicle technology within the automotive marketplace. Find out how California autonomous vehicle evolution is moving forward and join this lively discussion diving into the relationship between electric and autonomous vehicles and their connection to one another.

Dive into the Twins or Sisters conversation with the following panelists: 

    • Moderator
      Munni Krishna, Strategic Partnerships Director, Veloz
    • California Department of Motor Vehicles
      Miguel D. Acosta, Chief, Autonomous Vehicles Branch
    • UC Davis, Institute of Transportation Studies
      Mollie D’Agostino, Policy Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program
    • Zoox
      Bert Kaufman, Head of Corporate & Regulatory Affairs
    • Cruise
      Prashanthi Raman, Head of Global Government Affairs


Veloz Summit Series: Charging Our Way Forward to the 2035 Goal

July 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm (PST)

Building out Zero Emission Vehicle infrastructure isn’t just about how much money is spent, but about spending those dollars strategically. We must invest in creating a robust sustainable market for EV charging and hydrogen refueling stations, which requires solving critical challenges. That’s why the Veloz Summit Series: Charging Our Way Forward to the 2035 Goal will bring together Veloz membership which includes public and private sector leaders in the ZEV infrastructure space to consider the unique and nuanced questions and forge innovative solutions to make electric for all a reality. Veloz members are free to attend with a member code, non-member tickets are $50. Join us!

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Medium and Heavy-Duty:  Fleets Paving the Way to Electrification
Thursday, May 27

Join us for a dynamic discussion about the important role electrified medium and heavy duty fleets play in the path to total transportation electrification. From charging considerations to the delivery of goods/people, this webinar will highlight important projects, barriers to adoption, and key actions required to progress the electrification of fleets.  Our moderator will dive into these topics with the following panelists:

  • Moderator
    Munni Krishna, Strategic Partnerships Director, Veloz
  • CalTrans
    Toks Omishakin, Director
  • City of Los Angeles
    Michael Samulon, Director of Vehicle Electrification & City Projects, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Lion Electric
    Nate A. Baguio, Vice President of Sales – USA
  • Amply Power
    Simon Lonsdale, Head of Sales and Strategy
    John Boesel, President and CEO
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District
    Seungbum Ha, Program Supervisor

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Permit Approved: Cities Leading the Electric Car Revolution
Thursday, April 29
10-11:15 a.m. (PDT)

California is leading the way toward a massive transformation to electric cars and City and Counties are critical to accelerating the momentum.  When Cities and Counties adopt policies that streamline the process to install electric vehicle charging, everyone wins.  Widespread charging stations are a necessity to reduce range anxiety and to give Californians the confidence they need to purchase an electric car.

At this webinar we will showcase the video that Veloz and GO-Biz produced called Clearing the Path to Permitting Charging Stations – AB1236 that educates city and county officials about AB 1236 and the importance of permit streamlining in their region. You will also hear an exciting conversation moderated by Sara Rafalson, Vice-President, Market Development and Public Policy with EVgo and Matt Nelson, Director of Government Affairs with Electrify America with the following panelists:

  • Assemblymember David Chiu, 17th Assembly District
    Lead Author of AB 1236 (2015) Permit Streamlining Bill
  • Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development (GO-Biz)
    Kielan Rathjen, Special Advisor
  • California Energy Commission
    Brian Fauble, Energy Commission Specialist II
  • City of Richmond
    Denee Evans, Transportation Demand and Sustainability Project Manager
  • Tuolumne County
    Cole Przybyla, Director of Innovation & Business Assistance
  • City of West Hollywood
    Robyn Eason, Senior Sustainability Planner

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Jump on Board: How Electrifying Rideshare Helps Meet California’s Zero Emission Vehicle Goals

Thursday, April 1
10-11 a.m. (PDT)

When you jump in an electric rideshare, you may be jumping on board your first electric vehicle.  Rideshare networks not only introduce EV’s to the general population but, can also help drivers adopt their first EV.

As we look out toward the 2035 zero emission vehicle goals, what is the role of rideshare companies and how are they supporting drivers go electric?  Join our next webinar and talk with rideshare companies, equity advocates, public agencies, academia, and a rideshare driver to identify actions that support drivers of all income levels to go electric to meet California’s climate, air quality, and racial equity goals as well as the driver’s financial goals. Speakers for this one hour webinar include:

  • Sam Arons, Director of Sustainability, Lyft
  • Shin-pei Tsay, Global Head of Cities and Transportation Policy, Uber
  • Terry Travis, Managing Partner, EVNoire
  • Jim Pyatt, Modesto-based Chevy Bolt Uber driver
  • Joshua Cunningham, Chief, Advanced Clean Cars Branch, Sustainable Transportation and Communities Division, California Air Resources Board
  • Mollie Cohen D’Agostino, Policy Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy

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California Leadership: 100% Zero-Emissions for New Cars and Trucks by 2035
Thursday, January 21

As we launch into 2021, we must continue to focus on the goal to support the Governor’s Executive Order N-79-20 requiring all new cars and trucks sold in California be zero emissions by 2035. Hear from top leaders from key sectors in transportation electrification to talk candidly about the challenges and opportunities of meeting this goal. Speakers Included:
  • California Air Resources Board
    Analisa Bevan, Assistant Division Chief, Sustainable Transportation and Communities Division
  • Ford Motor Company
    Cynthia Williams, Global Director, Sustainability, Homologation & Compliance
  • General Motors
    Michael Maten, Manager, Energy, Environment, and Electrification Policy
  • Enel X
    David Schlosberg, VP, Energy Market Operations
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
    Nancy Sutley, Senior Assistant General Manager of External and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Lyft
    Sam Arons, Director of Sustainability

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From Zero Emissions to Zero Regrets – A Conversation with Mary Nichols
Tuesday, December 15

Join us for a one-hour conversation with Mary as she reflects on her life, career, transportation electrification and what’s coming next as she leaves her current role at the California Air Resources Board. Mary’s career has untold stories and tons of insights that our co-moderators Josh Boone, Executive Director of Veloz and Morry Cater, Founding Principal of Cater Communications will uncover and share with attendees.

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Batteries:  Creating Sustainable Practices from Mine to Wheel and Beyond
October 29, 2020

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Electric car batteries are dependent on critical mineral commodities such as cobalt, graphite, lithium, and manganese that are located in underdeveloped countries where labor and environmental regulations are weak. This webinar will explore how mining and supply chain practices can be more sustainable (less environmentally damaging and more respectful of communities) along with what happens after the battery is used in an electric car.

Our panelists included:

Webinar Resources:

Plug In & Pay: Making Electric Car Charging More Convenient
August 25, 2020

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Our panelists included:

ELECTRIC CARS: The Critical Role of Regional Partnerships co-hosted with Forth
July 9, 2020

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Jointly hosted by Forth to discuss the critical role regional partnerships play in transportation electrification. Our co-host and panelists included:

  • Forth (co-host)
    Zach Henkin, Deputy Director
  • UC Davis, Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Gil Tal, Research Director
  • eSource
    Ryan Odell, Lead Analyst
  • Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)
    Sarah McKearnan, Senior Policy Advisor
  • United Kingdom Department for Transport, Office of Low Emissions
    Susie Seldon, Government head of the Go Ultra Low campaign
  • Coast to Coast Smart eMobility
    Ellen Hiep, CEO HiePRactief, official partner

COVID-19 and Changing Business Models
May 26, 2020

This webinar featured a conversation to discuss how the COVID-19 health and economic crisis is impacting business models with an emphasis on challenges and opportunities around transportation electrification. Our panelists are Veloz members from different electrification sectors, including:

  • Adam Gromis, Global Lead on Sustainability and Environmental Impact, Uber
  • Natasha Contreras, EV Customer Engagement Program Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Travis Allan, Vice-president of Public Affairs and General Counsel, Flo
  • Amy Lilly, State Regulatory Principal Specialist, Mercedes-Benz
  • Cynthia Williams, Global Director, Sustainability, Homologation & Compliance, Ford Motor Company
  • Jamie Hall, Manager, Advanced Vehicle and Infrastructure Policy, General Motors

October 3, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (PDT)
Power Players: Women Leading Transportation Electrification


  • Ashley Horvat, Vice President, Public & Private Partnerships, Greenlots (co-moderator)
  • Analisa Bevan, Assistant Division Chief, Sustainable Transportation and Communities Division, California Air Resources Board
  • Kelly Helfrich, Manager, Electric Vehicle Charging and Infrastructure, GM
  • Lisa Arellanes, Senior Manager, Business Development & Partnerships, Transportation Electrification, Southern California Edison
  • Fabiola Lao, Senior Equity Policy Manager, Center for Sustainable Energy

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July 30, 2019
Electric For All: Bringing Electric Mobility to Communities Across California


  • Orson Aguilar, President, The Greenlining Institute (co-moderator)
  • Zach Franklin, Chief Strategy Officer, Transportation Equity Programs, Grid Alternatives (view presentation)
  • Lourdes Cordova Martinez, Senior Public Affairs Manager, South Coast Air Quality Management District (view presentation)
  • Derek Steele, Health Equity Program Director, Social Justice Learning Institute (view presentation)
  • Mayor Rey León, Executive Director, The LEAP Institute (view video)

April 18, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PST)
Fuel Cell Electric Cars: Hear the Latest on Cars, Fueling Stations and More

Please join us on Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m. (PDT) for a 75-minute webinar about fuel cell electric cars and fueling.


  • Bill Elrick, Executive Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership (co-moderator) (View Presentation)
  • Dr. Andrew Martinez, Staff Air Resources Engineer, California Air Resources Board (View Presentation)
  • Dr. Shane Stephens, Founder and Chief Development Officer, First Element Fuel (View Presentation)
  • Dr. Wayne Leighty, Hydrogen Business Development Manager, North America, Shell New Energies (No Presentation)
  • Stephen Ellis, Manager, Fuel Cell Vehicle Marketing, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (View Presentation)

February 7, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (PST)
California Leadership: Hear from State Representatives on What’s Next for Electric Cars


  • Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director, ZEV Infrastructure, GO-Biz (co-moderator) (View Presentation)
  • Carrie Sisto, Regulatory Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission (View Presentation)
  • Ryan McCarthy, Science and Technology Policy Advisor, California Air Resources Board (View Presentation)
  • Kevin Barker, Deputy Director Fuels and Transportation Division, California Energy Commission (View Presentation)

December 6, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PST)
‘Tis the season to go electric. Hear how San Diego, Los Angeles, and the Central Valley encourage electric cars.


  • Jacques Chirazi, Business Development Manager, City of San Diego (View Presentation)
  • Michael Samulon, Senior Policy Analyst, Sustainability, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (View Presentation)
  • Colette Kincaid, Senior Air Quality Specialist and Dante Sanson, Air Quality Specialist II, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (View Presentation)

October 23, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PDT)
Don’t be Haunted by the Lack of Electric Cars. Hear What San Francisco and Sacramento are doing to meet their electric car goals


  • Jennifer Venema, Sustainability Manager, City of Sacramento (View Presentation)
  • Jessie Denver, Manager, Distributed Energy Resources Program, San Francisco Department of the Environment (View Presentation)

October 11, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (PDT)
Hear from Electrify America on their Cycle 2 Investment Plan

  • Rich Steinberg, Senior Director of Marketing, Communications and Green Cities
  • Matthew Nelson, Director of Government Affairs

August 30, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PDT)
Topic:  What Drivers Need in a DCFC Network


June 28, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PDT)
Topic: CPUC Approved Infrastructure Project Plan


  • David Sawaya, Director of Clean Transportation, Pacific Gas and Electric (View Presentation)
  • Michael Backstrom, Managing Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, Southern California Edison (View Presentation)