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Electrical Vehicle Outreach and Engagement - Jose Chi

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Jose Chi, Forth gave this presentation on May 2nd, 2018 at Forth's networking event in Seattle.

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Electrical Vehicle Outreach and Engagement - Jose Chi

  1. 1. ECOSS Electrical Vehicle Outreach and Engagement to Underserved and Diverse Communities Impact Hub; Seattle, WA May 2, 2018 Jose Chi Bertoni ECOSS
  2. 2. ECOSS
  3. 3. ECOSS Three Impact Areas
  4. 4. ECOSS ECOSS Programs in 15+ Languages Spill Kit Training Industrial & Municipal Stormwater Training Brownfields Waste Reduction (compost & recycle) Clean Energy (solar panels, electric vehicles, shared transportation) New Arrivals Green Business GSI: Rainwise, Demo Sites Community Engagement Powerful Neighborhoods
  5. 5. ECOSS The ECOSS Approach • Language/Cultural Capacity is key • Hire from communities served • Engage via trusted people & places • Understand needs, benefits and how to best communicate • Influence and promote environmental attitudes and behavior change • Communities are large and diverse, don’t assume that one approach fits all!
  6. 6. ECOSS
  7. 7. ECOSS ECOSS Seattle Electric Vehicle Outreach and Engagement Strategy • Timeframe: April and May implementation; Final report due June 1st. • Scope of work; Connect, educate, and gather feedback from underserved communities, immigrants and refugees residents on EV’s • Methodology: Written Surveys, oral discussion/conversations, data gathering.
  8. 8. ECOSS Outreach methods • Focus groups: Reaching out to community leaders with groups that have already been formed. EV 101 Presentations, EV discussion facilitation, Survey completion. • Education Sessions. Visiting groups in the community and raising awareness on EV’s inviting them to attend our info sessions. • Listening sessions: 2 listening sessions at least 60 community members, electric vehicle showcase. Broader audience, open to the public. • Tabling at different events in the community.
  9. 9. ECOSS Results • Most of outreach events will be in MAY • The most attended events will be the listening sessions • The Final Report will be sent to FORTH on June 1st, 2018 • So far we have done two focus groups (Latino and Chinese communities)
  10. 10. ECOSS
  11. 11. ECOSS Sample from 2 Focus group; Their Questions/Concerns about EV’s • Little almost no info on EV’s • Cost and Access • Battery; lifespan recycle, long term car depreciation • Charging stations; cost, electricity bill • Car sharing program • Tax incentives to second owners.
  12. 12. ECOSS Listening sessions Saturday May 19th 1pm-3pm Mt. Baker Village apartments 2900 S. McClellan Street Seattle, WA 98144 Sunday May 20th 2pm-4pm El Centro de La Raza Centilia Cultural Center 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
  13. 13. ECOSS Thank you !

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