Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment

Boosting Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in California -- Free Luncheon & Report Release Event

California may need as many as 220,000 publicly accessible electric vehicle charging ports by 2020 to meet growing demand, well beyond the roughly 12,000 available in the state today. How will the state meet this challenge? Join the UCLA and UC Berkeley Schools of Law for a free lunchtime forum on policy options to boost California's electric vehicle charging infrastructure on Thursday, June 29th at UCLA Law. The two law schools will release a joint report at the event as part of the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative, entitled "Plugging Away: How To Boost Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure."

Speakers will discuss the laws and regulations affecting deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, as well as regulatory reform and legislation that could help boost this infrastructure, from permitting to tax credits and other incentives. This event is open to the general public and will give practicing attorneys insight into structuring deals for electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment.


  • Keynote: Commissioner Janea Scott, California Energy Commission
  • Panel presentation:
    • Tyson Eckerle, Office of Governor Jerry Brown, Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
    • Terry O'Day, EVgo
    • Dean Taylor, Southern California Edison

Thursday, June 29th - 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. (registration and lunch begin promptly at 11:30am)

RSVP by Friday, June 23 (space is limited).

This event will provide 1.5 hours of MCLE credit. UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.