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Plug-in Electric Vehicles Financing Strategies Workshop

Office of the Governor, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative

Friday, February 1, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (PST)

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We are pleased to invite you to a workshop to develop a Request for Information on financing strategies for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), hosted by the Governor’s Office, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, and the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative, on February 1, 2013.

This workshop will provide a "roll up your sleeves" opportunity to align strategies and explore emerging financing ideas to build the PEV market. A RFI focused on innovative financing structures could help California tackle critical cost and infrastructure hurdles, outline and prioritize investment opportunities, and advance the Governor's goals.

The Governor's Office is offering invited parties the chance to submit abstracts, addressing the big picture question: How do we get 1.5 million ZEVs on California roadways by 2025? Six speakers will be chosen for the workshop, based upon submitted abstracts.

Interested participants are encouraged to submit an abstract to abstracts@gov.ca.gov by January 10, 2013. Selected speakers will be notified by January 21,2013.

Additional details about the workshop, including the agenda, will be made available closer to the date. Topics of discussion will include:

  • An assessment of current PEV finance options
  • Consideration of both initial purchase cost and total (lifecycle) cost of ownership
  • Reducing the costs of battery and electric vehicle drive components
  • Financing strategies that unlock the full, long-term value of PEVs
  • Availability of charging stations and other PEV infrastructure
  • Retrofitting conventional vehicles

Please RSVP by Monday, January 14, 2013 to attend, as space is limited.

We hope you can join us at the workshop.


Parking: Paid public parking can be found at the following locations

  • 525 Mission Street: "100 1st Public Parking" ($3/20 min; $27 max)
  • 560 Mission Street: Basement of JP Morgan Chase building; "55 2nd St." 
  • 590 Mission Street: "85 2nd Public Parking" ($4/20 minl $32 max)
Public transportation: The campus is most easily accessible by public transportation.
  • BART: Take BART to the Montgomery Street station at 598 Market Street
  • CalTrain: Take CalTrain to Fourth and Townsend; then take #10 Townsend bus to Fremont and Mission Street


8:30-9:00 AM: Registration

9:00-9:30 AM: Introductions

  • Welcome: Dan Angel, President, Golden Gate University
  • Opening Remarks: Deputy State Treasurer Patricia Wynne
  • View from the Governor's Office: Cliff Rechtschaffen, Senior Advisor to the Governor Edmund G. Brown
  • California's Leadership in the Plug-in Electric Vehicle Market: Christine Kehoe, Executive Director, California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative

9:30-10:20 AM: Abstract Presentations

Moderator: Michael Eckhart, Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Finance, Citigroup, Inc.

  • A Historical Perspective on the Role of Government in New Energy Financing: Creating a Level Freeway for Electric Vehicle Growth, Nancy Pfund, DBL Investors
  • Capital Leases for Public Agencies, David Peterson, Nissan North America
  • Solar Miles Purchase Agreemtn: Clean Electric Drive as a Service, Shouvik Banerjee, Solar City
  • Accounting for Vehicle Efficiency in Automotive Loans, Max Baumhefner, NRDC
  • Residual Battery Value and Utilities, Ulric Kwan, PG&E and Adam Langton, CPUC
  • Quantifying the Amount of Funding Needed to Meet EV Deployment Goals and California's Return on Investment, Alan Lloyd, International Council on Clean Transportation
10:20-10:35 AM: Table Discussion Sessions
Attendees will have the oportunity to discuss the presentations and to formulate questions and/or comments 

10:35-12:05 PM: Group Discussion
  • Part I: Moderated Q&A with abstract presenters
  • Part II: How do we get 1.5 million ZEVs on California's roadways by 2025?
12:05-12:15 PM: Closing and Next Steps
  • Carla Peterman, Chair, California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative and Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
12:15 PM: Adjourn
Have questions about Plug-in Electric Vehicles Financing Strategies Workshop? Contact Office of the Governor, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative
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Golden Gate University
536 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Friday, February 1, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (PST)

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