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ELECTRIFYING TRANSPORTATION IN THE ENERGY CAPITAL


Inspired by a vision, motivated by a responsibility.


EVolve Houston is a coalition of sustainability-minded civic, business, and academic leaders who seek to accelerate clean transportation through electrification. Collaborating with government, academic, private industry, and community leaders, our goal is to improve regional air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Greater Houston area.

Image of UH President, Dr. Renu Khator

"An initiative as transformative as EVolve requires great leadership and commitment from across our city and I am proud that Mayor Turner has included University of Houston in achieving this important public private partnership. We are committed to being the Energy University and a long-term partner and resource for industry and Houston in addressing society's greatest challenges. It's our responsibility to lead by example in shifting the energy landscape. That is why we are phasing out all of our gas-powered service carts for electric vehicles."

University of Houston President, Renu Khator

EV WEBINAR SERIES - UPCOMING

SEPTEMBER 30th Pilot for Equitable Electric Mobility

Greater access to new electric mobility technologies requires reduction in economic barriers to EV ownership and transportation services. Communities need to proactively plan for transportation technologies to improve the lives of low-income communities while lowering emissions, increasing transit use, and reducing congestion. Dr. Bruce Race will discuss the National Science Foundation funded "Pilot for Equitable Electric Mobility" project in southwest Houston employing a collaborative process with community and commercial technology partners with an overall aim to leverage early Electric Vehicle (EV) adopter regional markets to accelerate equitable development of accessible fast charging infrastructure and EV ownership for low income families. The novelty of the project lies in a community-driven participatory approach that integrates both social and technical dimensions bringing transformational change to EV ownership and electrification of smart public transportation.
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ELECTRIC VEHICLE ROADMAP

EVolve Houston: See The Roadmap

EVolve Houston targets regional EV sales to reach a 30% share of annual new car sales by 2030, allowing Greater Houston Area residents to enjoy improved air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, new clean energy careers, and affordable clean transportation. Download the EV roadmap to learn how we plan to achieve that goal.
SEE THE ROADMAP

WHITE PAPERS

Electric Vehicles are picking up in Houston

Download the report below to receive a written format of EVolve Houston's presentation: Electrifying the Passenger Truck
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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ON ELECTRIFIED TRANSPORT

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Time To Clean The Skies, Electric Planes Have Arrived

When the airline industry talks about reducing its carbon footprint, the future of electric planes is always on the horizon.

EMILY PICKRELL | AUGUST 12, 2021

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Greening Air Travel Through Sustainable Fuels Will Be A Tough Climb

As concerns about Covid-19 slowly fade, the skies are becoming friendlier again, with domestic flight traffic creeping up toward pre-pandemic levels.

EMILY PICKRELL | JULY 30, 2021

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Ford’s New Electric Pickup Could Spark Changing Attitude In Oil Industry

The Houston Auto Show perhaps seemed an odd place for Ford Motor Co. to unveil its all-electric Ford F-150 pickup last month. On the one hand, a lot of Texans drive pickups.

LOREN STEFFY | JULY 24, 2021

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EV Battery Research Powers Ahead Toward Next Big Breakthrough

Any serious discussion of the future of electric cars ends up with a review of where battery technology, specifically battery range and recharge speeds, will be in the coming years.

EMILY PICKRELL | JULY 14, 2021

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Favoring EVs In The Energy Transition Overlooks Options

When a self-driving Tesla car crashed last weekend in Texas it made national news, with reports of two deaths and a battery fire that lasted more than four hours, despite repeated efforts to extinguish it.

EMILY PICKRELL | MAY 22, 2021