CALSTART Policy Summit Features Keynote Address by Governor Gavin Newsom

CALSTART’s Driving California Forward Policy Summit on Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24th will explore forward-thinking solutions to achieving California’s ambitious climate goals, and what will be required to reach zero-emission vehicle targets. 

“This year’s summit will be more significant than ever following Governor Newsom’s historic Executive Order on zero-emission vehicles and CARB’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule. Gathering leaders together to discuss policies to accelerate change in the transportation industry will help to bring about the transformation that the Governor is calling for” said Meredith Alexander, Policy Director at CALSTART. 

DATE: February 23rd and February 24th
TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST / 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST

Featured speakers at the Driving California Forward event will include: 

  • Governor Gavin Newsom 
  • Senator Lena Gonzalez, California’s 33rd Senate District, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee 
  • Assemblymember Laura Friedman, California’s 43rd Assembly District, Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee 
  • Assembly member Cristina Garcia, California’s 58th Assembly District 
  • And more. 

Key topics for the Driving California Forward Summit will include: 

100% Zero-Emission Off-Road Vehicles by 2035: What is the path moving forward to achieve 100% Zero-Emission off-road vehicles/equipment by 2035? What lessons can be learned from the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Inventive Project (CORE), and other innovative freight programs in Europe? 

100% Zero-Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles: What mechanisms will provide assistance to Medium and Heavy Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (MHD-ZEVs) such that California can have 10,000 on the road by 2024. 

Clean Mobility Options: How can underserved areas be connected with alternative transit and zero-emission mobility options?