ELECTRIFYING TRANSPORTATION IN THE ENERGY CAPITAL
Inspired by a vision, motivated by a responsibility.
EVolve Houston is a coalition of sustainability-minded civic, business, and academic leaders who seek to accelerate clean transportation through electrification. Collaborating with government, academic, private industry, and community leaders, our goal is to improve regional air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Greater Houston area.
"An initiative as transformative as EVolve requires great leadership and commitment from across our city and I am proud that Mayor Turner has included University of Houston in achieving this important public private partnership. We are committed to being the Energy University and a long-term partner and resource for industry and Houston in addressing society's greatest challenges. It's our responsibility to lead by example in shifting the energy landscape. That is why we are phasing out all of our gas-powered service carts for electric vehicles."
EV WEBINAR SERIES - UPCOMING
SEPTEMBER 30th Pilot for Equitable Electric Mobility
Greater access to new electric mobility technologies requires reduction in economic barriers to EV ownership and transportation services. Communities need to proactively plan for transportation technologies to improve the lives of low-income communities while lowering emissions, increasing transit use, and reducing congestion. Dr. Bruce Race will discuss the National Science Foundation funded "Pilot for Equitable Electric Mobility" project in southwest Houston employing a collaborative process with community and commercial technology partners with an overall aim to leverage early Electric Vehicle (EV) adopter regional markets to accelerate equitable development of accessible fast charging infrastructure and EV ownership for low income families. The novelty of the project lies in a community-driven participatory approach that integrates both social and technical dimensions bringing transformational change to EV ownership and electrification of smart public transportation.
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ELECTRIC VEHICLE ROADMAP
EVolve Houston: See The Roadmap
EVolve Houston targets regional EV sales to reach a 30% share of annual new car sales by 2030, allowing Greater Houston Area residents to enjoy improved air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, new clean energy careers, and affordable clean transportation. Download the EV roadmap to learn how we plan to achieve that goal.
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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ON ELECTRIFIED TRANSPORT
When the airline industry talks about reducing its carbon footprint, the future of electric planes is always on the horizon.
As concerns about Covid-19 slowly fade, the skies are becoming friendlier again, with domestic flight traffic creeping up toward pre-pandemic levels.
The Houston Auto Show perhaps seemed an odd place for Ford Motor Co. to unveil its all-electric Ford F-150 pickup last month. On the one hand, a lot of Texans drive pickups.
Any serious discussion of the future of electric cars ends up with a review of where battery technology, specifically battery range and recharge speeds, will be in the coming years.
When a self-driving Tesla car crashed last weekend in Texas it made national news, with reports of two deaths and a battery fire that lasted more than four hours, despite repeated efforts to extinguish it.