Supercharged by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, the U.S. is rapidly transitioning to electric vehicles. But access to EV charging remains a key challenge, especially within underserved communities. Cities, towns and counties are at the frontlines of this transition and are actively planning for and deploying charging infrastructure across their communities.

This webinar will share experiences and lessons learned from recent peer-learning cohorts run by WRI in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Energy to Communities program. It will feature speakers from three local governments working on key strategies to support equitable communitywide deployment of EV charging: updating local zoning codes, engaging community to understand charging needs, and incentivizing multi-family and workplace charging. 


  • Sarah Edwards, Environmental and Sustainability Program Manager, Cook County, IL
  • Simi Barr, Senior Analyst for Municipal Operations, City of Ann Arbor, MI
  • Amy Posner, Electric Vehicle Planner, City of Alexandria, VA
  • Lis Blanco, Social Science Researcher, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
  • Lori Bird, Director, US Energy, WRI
  • Lacey Shaver, Senior Manager, City Clean Energy, WRI
  • Kat Carroll, Research Analyst, US Energy, WRI