CALSTART Policy Summit

February 15, 2023

Location: SAFE Credit Union Convention Center
Address: 1400 J St. Sacramento, CA 95814
Parking: SAFE Credit Union Parking Information
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Join state policymakers, industry leaders, and CALSTART members and staff for a day of in-person discussions around California’s zero-emission vehicle plan and funding strategy. This year’s policy symposium, presented by Southern California Edison, will be held in Sacramento on Wednesday, February 15 and give CALSTART members and guests a chance to interact with legislators and stakeholders about how California will fund mandated transitions to zero-emissions and what policies need to come next for accelerating a zero-emission future.

Check-in will be on the second level, Ballroom B. Guests can enter on J Street entrance (14th and J) and take escalators or elevators upstairs. 

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Summit Agenda

8:00 a.m. Check-in Begins | Check-in on the second level, Ballroom B
9:00 a.m. Vehicle Showcase | Showcase opens to the public on the main level in Exhibit Hall D

9:00 a.m.                     
Welcome and Introduction | Orville Thomas (CALSTART)

9:05 a.m.                      
Speech | Lauren Sanchez (Senior Climate Advisor at Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom)
9:15 a.m. Fireside Chat | CARB Chair Liane Randolph and CEC Commissioner Patty Monahan | Moderated by John Boesel (CALSTART CEO) 
9:45 a.m. Speech | John Boesel (CALSTART CEO)
10:00 a.m. Progress and opportunities for ZEV infrastructure | Panelists: Chanel Parson (Southern California Edison), Audrey Neuman (CPUC), Rachel Huang (SMUD), and Cynthia Leung (Moxion) | Moderated by Laura Renger (CalETC)
11:00 a.m.  Increasing access to zero-emission mobility | Panelists: Michael Pimentel (California Transit Association), Megan Richer (Via), Lisa Macumber (CARB) | Moderated by Robyn Marquis (CALSTART)
11:50 a.m. Investing in California’s ZEV Supply Chain| Panelists: Heidi Sanborn (SMUD Board President),
Mark Rosekind (CEO of the California Mobility Center), Barry Broome (Greater Sacramento Economic Council),
and Kevan
Shafizadeh (Sacramento State Engineering Professor) | Moderated by Wendy Cohen (Kitchell Construction)
12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided with gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options
1:30 p.m. Zero-Emission Ports and Accelerating the Transition to Zero-Emission Trucks | Panelists: Assemblymember Steven Bennett (Budget Committee Chair), Tyson Eckerle (GO-Biz), Niki Okuk (CALSTART),
Ryan McGeachie (Nikola) | Moderated by Teresa Cook (California Hydrogen Coalition)
2:30 p.m. The role of NGOs in transportation equity | Panelists: Anthony Eggert (Climateworks),
Roland Hwang (Heising-Simons),
and Jennifer Finton (BREATHE Sacramento)| Moderated by Will Barrett (American Lung Association)
3:15 p.m. Where does California go from here | CA State Treasurer Fiona Ma 
3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks | John Boesel (CALSTART CEO)
3:45 p.m. Reception

Vehicle Showcase

A showcase of zero-emission vehicles available now will be available on the main level in Exhibit Hall D during the Policy Summit. These are a few of the models you can find there!

Motiv Step Van

Motiv Step Van

tesla truck - Frito lay

Tesla Semi-Truck

Nikola TRE BEV

Nikola Tre BEV


Nikola Tre FCEV

blue bird ESB

Blue Bird ESB

Ford F-150 Lightning


Moxion Mobile Power Unit


Lion ESB

MACK LRE truck

Mack LRE Truck

BYD Electric School Bus


EV Cargo Van

GreenPower EV Star Cargo Van

EV Star

GreenPower EV Star

volvo vnr electric truck

Volvo VNR Electric

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