Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation account for about 28 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. As we work together to address the profound climate crisis, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s new speaker series, Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System, will explore how to transition to a low-/no-carbon transportation system—one that enables disadvantaged communities to gain access to mobility, jobs, and economic opportunity.
Dr. Shelley Francis, co-founder and principal at EVNoire, will present her talk "Mobility Best Practices and E-Mobility Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Accelerating EV Adoption" as part of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s 2021 thought leadership series, Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 12 p.m. (ET).
Dr. Shelley Francis, a former medical school faculty member, is a public health executive, entrepreneur, and transportation disruptor. She is a co-founder and principal at EVNoire. EVNoire’s work focuses on two pillars: E-Mobility Best Practices and E-Mobility Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The EVNoire team specializes in providing business solutions to enhance electrification strategies for utilities, nonprofits, auto manufacturers, municipalities, government agencies, public health organizations, and regional and national organizations to expand this market share. EVNoire also engages communities on workforce development opportunities in the alternative fuel/electric vehicle economy.
The EVNoire team provides opportunities to engage with multi-modal, clean transportation through education and outreach, expanding charging infrastructure, marketing/launches, workplace charging, workforce development, and beneficial policies. Francis and Terry Travis’ vision led to the Co-Founding of the nation’s largest network of diverse EV drivers and enthusiasts, EVHybridNoire, a 501c3 Nonprofit. EVHybridNoire, is a national, award winning, multicultural organization focused on increasing EV adoption and awareness in diverse communities.