Latin America Clean Transport Forum

9:00 AM–9:30 AM         Coffee & Registration

9:30 AM–9:45 AM         Welcome Remarks

Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

9:45 AM–10:15 AM       Clean Transportation Policy in Mexico

César Alejandro Hernández Alva, General Director of Analysis and Electricity Market Monitoring, Ministry of Energy

10:15 AM–11:45 AM      Global Climate Change & the Electrification of the Transportation Sector


  • Mark Duvall, Director, Energy Utilization, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Tom Turrentine, Director, Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center, UC Davis
  • Glenn Schmidt, Vice President, Government and External Affairs, Americas, BMW Group


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

11:45-12:15 PM          Infrastructure & Electric Vehicles in Mexico

Vladimir Sosa Rivas, Coordinator, Electricity Sector Energy Savings Program, Federal Electricity Commission

12:00 PM–1:30 PM      Challenges & Opportunities for Electric Vehicles in Latin America


  • Irma Wilde, Director of Strategy, Sustainability & Business Development, Siemens Mesoamérica
  • Adriana Lobo, Director, CTS EMBARQ Mexico, World Resources Institute
  • Carlos Viesca Lobatón, Consultant, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility


  • Rodrigo Gallegos, Director of Technology & Climate Change, Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM       Electric Transportation & the Environment

Rodolfo Lacy Tamayo, Undersecretary of Environmental Policy and Planning, Ministry of Environment

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM       Lunch & Closing Remarks