RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – With Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 80 (which sets a goal of adding 80,000 zero-emission vehicles to NC by 2025) and an increasing number of local governments committing to reducing carbon emissions, North Carolina is on the verge of a transportation revolution. Industry leaders based in the Triangle are driving the technology that enables clean transportation – EV chargers, a modernized grid, and more. Electrification of transportation represents a huge opportunity for North Carolina to meet sustainability goals – and lead the world in clean technologies.

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster will host a SMART Series panel event on the morning of Friday, June 21. The event will focus on how public and private stakeholders are driving the electrification of transportation in North Carolina – helping deploy electric vehicles (EVs), zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), and more.

 WHAT: SMART Series: EVs, ZEVs, and more: How NC Governments, Utilities, & Industry Are Driving Electrification of Transportation
WHEN: Friday, June 21, 8-10 AM
WHERE: RTP Frontier Classroom (800 Park Offices Drive, RTP NC 27709)


• Rick Sapienza (Clean Transportation Program Director, NC Clean Energy Technology Center)
• Jeremy Tarr (Policy Advisor, NC Governor’s Office)
• Scott Williams (Regional Vice President for EV Infrastructure, ABB)
• Lisa Poger (NC Electric Transportation Manager, Duke Energy)
• Greg Sponseller (Energy & Sustainability Analyst, City of Raleigh