CalETC hosted two events during the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, on November 20th and 22nd. Eileen Wenger Tutt of CalETC and Reverend Dr. Charles Dorsey of the Dorsey Group brought together a community of government, industry, youth, health and faith leaders to discuss the benefits of electric vehicles and jobs created as the state transitions from cars and trucks that use gasoline and diesel to a clean electric vehicle future. All committed to working together to ensure the jobs created benefit communities most suffering economically and/or from the adverse impacts of pollution.
During these events, CalETC announced the launch of ET Community. The Electric Transportation Community Development Corporation (ET Community) is a nonprofit committed not only to clean air, but also bringing jobs and prosperity to California communities.
Following the announcement, the convened group focused principally on the environmental and economic challenges of many in southern California, and the role electric cars may play in addressing some of these challenges. We concluded with a commitment to continue our work together, grow our understanding of issues discussed, and bring the electric car driving experience to a more diverse, representative group of drivers.
Both events were sponsored by South Coast Air Quality Management District, Chevrolet, Ford, Proterra, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, San Diego Gas and Electric and Toyota.