National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Maximizing the Value of Electric Vehicles
San Luis Obispo, CA
Sep 27, 2022

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm PDT
Audience: San Luis Obispo, CA, Local Area
Panelists: Jacob Mathews, Ford Motor Company; Josh Honeycutt, California Public Utilities Commission; Keil Pratt, California Energy Commission
Host: Uniting the Central Coast for Action/SLO Climate Coalition
Recording: view the recorded presentation.
Topics: Battery Technology
Energy Grid
Solar and EVs
Workplace Charging
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

This webinar was hosted by Uniting the Central Coast for Action in partnership with Let's Green CA: Maximizing the Value of Electric Vehicles - the road ahead for EVs as part of the grid - Part 2.

It focused on what key CA agencies and EV manufacturers are doing to overcome the regulatory and technological barriers to widespread implementation of V2X. Presenters: * Josh Huneycutt from the CA Public Utilities Commission - "CPUC Perspective" * Kiel Pratt from CA Energy Commission - "Climbing the V2X Mountain; the path to resilience, cost savings, and convenience at scale" * Jacob Mathews from Ford Motor Co. - "Ford's Approach to V2G Integration"

Participants were given the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.

photo by: Jacob Mathews
Jacob Mathews (upper right) presented Ford's approach to EV-grid integration which includes the Intelligent Backup Power system that is optional with the new Ford F-150 Lightning.

Event Description


Attend this second of two webinars on V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) technology. 

Is California ready for the influx of EVs?

    • Electric vehicle manufacturers are introducing new electric versions of popular vehicles.
    • Beginning in 2035, EVs will be the only new cars to be sold in California. 
    • The Inflation Reduction Act is promoting the adoption of electric vehicles.
    • The California grid is struggling to cope with unusually high heat.

Will electric vehicles be a blessing or a curse to the grid? What role can EVs play in our energy future?

Part 2 will focus on what key California agencies are doing to overcome the regulatory and technological barriers to widespread implementation of V2X. Representatives from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and Ford Motors will discuss what they are currently doing to advance this effort and how individuals, businesses, and government entities can and must play a role.

Please register as a participant. You will receive an email to then register separately for Zoom. If you do not receive an email within a few minutes after registering, please check your promotions/spam folder. If you still have not received it please contact us or scan the QR code in the graphic.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 77 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 5
Ford Mustang Mach-E 3
Kia Niro Electric 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model 3 2
Tesla Model S 2
Tesla Model Y 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003) 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
14 Models 25

Registered attendees report 714,818 electric miles driven.

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