Monthly Forum – Is New York City Prepared for Electric Vehicles?

April 12, 2022

Last year, the Dept. of Transportation and the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability published a bold vision for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in NYC, projecting that 400,000 gasoline vehicles might be switching to EVs by 2030, which would go a long way in helping the City meet its climate decarbonization goals. Yet there were only about 1,573 chargers in all of NYC at the time of publication.

We will explore the huge gap between the City’s bold projections, the existing charging infrastructure, and the proposed strategies to narrow the gap. We are excited to hear the perspectives of the City, the electric utility and a private company that relies on EV charging for their operations. Q&A will follow the presentations.

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Online

You can register for this program here.


Britt Reichborn, Section Manager Electric Vehicles, ConEdison

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Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud leads the design, implementation and operations for ConEdison’s electric vehicle infrastructure incentive programs. Previously in her work at ConEdison she focused on deploying energy storage and other distributed energy resources to meet grid needs and developing novel business models for leveraging storage to support utility operations and customers. She also worked in the Research & Development department where she designed and managed projects to introduce new technologies into the company infrastructure and operations. Prior to joining Con Edison in 2014 Britt completed her PhD and a research fellowship in Physics at Columbia University.

Tobias Lescht, Head of EV Infrastructure and Energy at Revel

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Tobias Lescht is the head of Revel’s EV infrastructure and energy businesses. He is responsible for the acquistion, development, and operations of Revel’s Superhub charging stations and other energy assets. Before joining Revel in 2019, Tobias led efforts in the Energy and Real Estate product teams at Gerson Lehrman Group.

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