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17TCS Electric Vehicles and Transportation in Underserved Communities

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17TCS Electric Vehicles and Transportation in Underserved Communities

  1. 1. Electric Vehicles & Transportation in Underserved Communities Zach Henkin, Deputy Director September 2017
  2. 2. Nonprofit (501c6 & 501c3) Mission: Forth is transforming the way we get around. Through innovation, demonstration projects, advocacy and engagement, we are advancing electric, smart, and shared transportation in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Funded by grants, member companies, and Roadmap—our annual conference Membership 120+ companies, utilities, local governments, other stakeholders Who we are: September 2017 | Forth 2
  3. 3. September 2017 | Forth 3 Clean transportation options are here
  4. 4. September 2017 | Forth 4 Electric Vehicles are Great – for Carbon
  5. 5. September 2017 | Forth 5 Cost
  6. 6. • 87% of carshare users were white • 80% of DC bikeshare users were white • Both carsharing and bikesharing are used more by higher income people • Use of TNCs higher among younger and more education • 8% of households are unbanked Transportation Research Board, Special Report 319, Between Public and Private Mobility: Examining the Rise of Technology-Enables Transportation Services, 2016 New mobility options are not (yet) reaching diverse communities September 2017 | Forth 6
  7. 7. “For low-income households—roughly the poorest 25 percent of households—only housing and food expenditures constitute larger budget shares than transportation expenditures. “ Public Policy Institute of California, How Much Do California’s Low-Income Households Spend on Transportation?, 2004 Let’s avoid “privileged mobility”
  8. 8. September 2017 | Forth 8 Community Electric Vehicle Project
  9. 9. Hacienda Community Development Corporation in NE Portland Community Electric Vehicle Project September 2017 | Forth 9 • 85% of Cully students qualify for free or reduced lunch • Poor transit access • Outside of most car share territories • Redlined by Getaround • 325 units of community-centered affordable rental housing
  10. 10. September 2017 | Forth 10 Community E-Bike Project
  11. 11. Community Cycling Center in NE Portland Community E-Bike Project September 2017 | Forth 11 • Measure 88 denies Oregon undocumented immigrants drivers licenses • Portland has the highest bike commute in the U.S. (for large city) • Biketown bike doesn’t extend to areas of need • E-bikes are a healthy
  12. 12. Hacienda Community Development Corporation in NE Portland Uber Electric Project September 2017 | Forth 12 • Based loosely on London program with 150 Nissan Leafs • Renting to drivers for $100 to $115 per week • E-Bikes also available for UberEats • 100 EVs already on Uber in Portland • EV Ambassadors to get free charging from PGE
  13. 13. September 2017 | Forth 13 Next and ongoing… • Oregon Food Bank • Needs Assessment with OPAL • Transportation Equity Workgroup Meetings • Brainstorming our next project
  14. 14. • Our population is increasingly urbanizing (more than half of worlds population live in cities). • Thousands more EVs will be on the road soon. • If you have access to EV charging at work you are 20x more likely to buy a plug-in. Urban living and charging woes
  15. 15. September 2017 | Forth 15
  16. 16. Workplace Charging, the Value Proposition September 2017 | Forth 16 Incentivizes Employees Complements Sustainability Efforts Signals Corporate Leadership
  17. 17. Oregon EV Rebate September 2017 | Forth 17
  18. 18. September 2017 | Forth 18 $2,500 goes to vehicles with battery capacities above 10 kWh. $1,500 goes to vehicles with a battery capacity of 10 kWh or less. “Charge Ahead” funding for low & mod income communities Federal tax credits Incentives are available State rebates for cars $7,500 goes to vehicles with battery capacities above 10 kWh. Smaller tax credits to vehicles with a battery capacity of 10 kWh or less.
  19. 19. September 2017 | Forth 19 NW EV Showcase SW 1st / Taylor
  20. 20. Questions? Zach Henkin zachh@forthmobility.org (503) 724-8670 www.forthmobility.org Twitter: @zachenkin

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