Update: U.S. DOT hosts electric vehicle showcase

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Lisa Frank
Executive Director, Washington Legislative Office, Environment America

Author: Lisa Frank

Executive Director, Washington Legislative Office, Environment America

Started on staff: 2016
B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and recipient of the Government Department Award and American Government Award, Georgetown University

Lisa directs strategy and staff for Environment America's federal campaigns. She also oversees The Public Interest Network's Washington, D.C., office and operations. She has won millions of dollars in investments in walking, biking and transit, and has helped develop strategic campaigns to protect America's oceans, forests and public lands from drilling, logging and road-building. Lisa is an Oregonian transplant in Washington, D.C., where she loves hiking, running, biking, and cooking for friends and family.

We've come a long way since the days when would-be electric vehicle owners were limited to Teslas or a few other models.

At an electric vehicle showcase hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation on June 9, I joined Environment America's Destination: Zero Carbon Campaign Director Morgan Folger to check out pick-up trucks made by Rivian and Ford, the new all-electric Volkswagen ID-4, a new updated Chevrolet Volt, a Lucid sedan, plug-in hybrid Toyotas and Jeep Wranglers, Mazda's first electric car (the MX-30 crossover), yes, a Tesla, and many more. We even got to check out a massive Peterbilt electric regional hauler. Alongside the cars and trucks, manufacturers displayed electric vehicle charging stations featuring contactless payment, off-the-grid charging and other new features.

Morgan also took part in Charging Forward, U.S. DOT's EV Charging Symposium, to provide guidance on new charging programs created by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The law, which we supported, provides $7.5 billion for electric vehicle charging infrastructure nationwide plus $2.5 billion for electric school buses.

Learn more about our Destination: Zero Carbon campaign here.

Lisa Frank
Executive Director, Washington Legislative Office, Environment America

Author: Lisa Frank

Executive Director, Washington Legislative Office, Environment America

Started on staff: 2016
B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and recipient of the Government Department Award and American Government Award, Georgetown University

Lisa directs strategy and staff for Environment America's federal campaigns. She also oversees The Public Interest Network's Washington, D.C., office and operations. She has won millions of dollars in investments in walking, biking and transit, and has helped develop strategic campaigns to protect America's oceans, forests and public lands from drilling, logging and road-building. Lisa is an Oregonian transplant in Washington, D.C., where she loves hiking, running, biking, and cooking for friends and family.