Challenges and Opportunities for Electric Mobility in the Americas

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The number of electric vehicles (EVs) worldwide is growing exponentially to 5.4 million in 2018, according to the Electric Vehicle World Sales Database. Although the United States, Asia, and Western Europe are leading this transition, in Latin America and the Caribbean, countries such as Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Uruguay are rolling out landmark initiatives to advance electric mobility.

In preparation for the IV Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Ministerial that will convene in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on February 27-28, 2020, the OAS will convene a series of Ministerial dialogues. The purpose of these events is to seek the input and advice of Permanent Missions, international development agencies, multilateral organizations, private sector, and the diplomatic corps at large in Washington as the delegations of the 35 OAS Member States prepare to convene in Montego Bay. The first of this dialogue series will be held in partnership with the Inter-American Dialogue, and will focus on electric mobility in the Americas. 

This Ministerial dialogue will provide a space to discuss experiences, policy options, financing, and technologies to ignite smart transportation in the Americas.

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9:00am – 9:30am

 

Participant Registration

 

9:30am – 10:00am            

 

Welcome and Introduction

 

     

Juan Cruz Monticelli, Chief of Section, Sustainable Energy, Organization of American States

 

          

Robert Honeyghan, Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the OAS

 

10:00am – 10:45am

 

Keynote Speaker: New and Innovative Advanced Vehicle Technologies 

 

   

 

Dave Howell, Director of Vehicle Technologies, US Department of Energy

 

10:45pm – 12:00pm 

         

 

Panel Discussion: Experiences, Policy Options, Financing & Technologies to Ignite Smart Transportation in the Americas 

 

    Moderator     

Juan Cruz Monticelli, Chief of Section, Sustainable Energy, Organization of American States

 

    Speakers           

Lisa Viscidi, Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue

 

     

Carlos Mojica, Urban Transport Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank

 

     

Guillermo Areas, Head, LAC Government Relations, BMW Group

 

     

Camron Gorguinpour, Global Senior Manager, Electric Vehicles, World Resources Institute

 

12:00pm 

 

Closing Remarks

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