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Electric Vehicles: Addressing Infrastructure Challenges


December 13, 2016


Washington, DC (and webinar)

This program is sponsored by the Energy Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section and cosponsored by the Environmental Law Institute

The rise in popularity of electric vehicles is creating a need for increased charging infrastructure. The development of this infrastructure brings significant challenges. Our panel discussed the ways in which these challenges are being solved.

Electric vehicles may offer a number of environmental and energy security benefits. The demand for these vehicles, however, will be limited in the absence of infrastructure to provide convenient access to electricity. Our panel discussed the legal issues facing the development of infrastructure for electric vehicles and the potential impacts these vehicles may have on our environment and energy security.


  • Joe Halso, Attorney, Sierra Club
  • Alex Keros, General Motors
  • Kavita Vaidyanathan, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Fred Wagner, Beveridge & Diamond (Moderator)