TEWG, with the assistance of S Curve Strategies, will be asked to gather information and, through a written report, accomplish the following:
- Provide recommendations on regional transportation electrification goals that:
- Meet local, regional and state GHG reduction, climate action and planning goals
- Set specific regional electric vehicle goals (light duty, medium duty and heavy duty) necessary to meet local, regional and state GHG reduction and climate goals.
- Present information about the current and future projected EV population for the region and itemize these data per municipality and unincorporated county.
- Present information about projected charging demand across the region and per municipality and unincorporated county for the following: public charging, multi-family, single family, workplace, and historically underserved communities.
- Present information on existing EV infrastructure in the region, itemized per municipality and unincorporated county, and provide recommendations on regional EV infrastructure development needs.
- Provide recommendations on regional EV charging infrastructure installation planning – focused on transforming light duty vehicles first.
- Provide recommendations on a model EV infrastructure ordinance that can serve as a consistent and coordinated example of what local governments in Clark County should adopt to fill infrastructure gaps and meet GHG reduction and EV goals.
- Present information regarding the costs of the model ordinance and how those costs are distributed.
- Provide recommendations on input to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission that will facilitate the growth of the EV market and charging infrastructure and will fairly distribute costs among utilities, EV owners, developers and property owners in a manner that balances economic development and the benefits of electrifying transportation to the region and State of Nevada.
- Provide recommendations on strategies for funding the implementation of EV planning and the installation of charging infrastructure and present information regarding all of the tools available to help electrify transportation in Southern Nevada.
- Present information on economic and workforce development opportunities from electrifying transportation and make recommendations to grow and support the electric vehicle industry in Clark County.
- Provide recommendations on public information and education strategies that will engage local dealerships and prepare them to roll out the requirements of Clean Cars Nevada and encourage the purchase and successful operation of EVs by Clark County residents.
- Address structural questions regarding where EV goals will be housed by core government collaborators and transformed into actionable policies and programs
Working Group Operations
- The working group is advisory to DES staff.
- The working group may be asked to break into subgroups to tackle particular tasks and subgroups will be asked to present information and recommendations to the working group.
- Working group meetings will be open to the public. The public will be invited to make comment at the start and end of meetings.
- Meetings will be convened monthly by DES and facilitated by a DES consultant.
- It is anticipated that there will be a minimum of six (6) and up to nine (9) meetings.
- Meetings are expected to be two (2) to three (3) hours but will not exceed three (3) hours.
- Meeting notes will summarize meeting outcomes and all meeting materials will be provided to the members and made available to the public on DES’s website.
- Working group members will agree to the information and recommendations presented in its report by consensus whenever possible. The level of consensus achieved will be represented in the report by indicating the members in agreement by name. Members that cannot live with the consensus of the working group will be noted in the report and invited to provide written comments that will be included verbatim in the final working group report.
DES staff will use the working group report to inform the preparation of a 2022 Clark County Transportation Electrification Plan. The Plan will serve as a regional blueprint that core government collaborators responsible for electric vehicle policies and programs can adopt and use to guide the transformation of transportation in Southern Nevada. If successful, DES intends to update the Clark County Transportation Electrification Plan on an annual basis to address future phases and provide support for implementation.
This document will also be used by core government collaborators to position the region to take full advantage of utility, state and federal funding opportunities.