OMAHA, Neb. — Communities across North America are embracing the potential of electric vehicles, particularly to help reach air quality and regional health goals. As forward-thinking leaders encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, the development of comprehensive community-tailored strategies quickly becomes important to ensure equity across socioeconomic groups.

In the latest from HDR’s Experts Talk interview series, electric vehicle expert Rob Mowat shares how community preparedness plans help cities discover the gaps in their readiness, ensure all residents an equal opportunity to benefit, and map each step to becoming an electric-vehicle-friendly community.

“By identifying all of the information and actions in a plan, cities can move forward strategically toward their community goals,” Mowat said. This programmed approach to electric vehicle use, he said, “offers a better opportunity for cities to orchestrate how they spend their local money and when they spend it.”

Mowat leads HDR’s Zero Emissions Mobility Practice and has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. He has helped multiple communities plan for successful deployments of electric fleets and larger community transition efforts.

HDR’s Experts Talk interview series shines a light on various aspects of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each subject matter expert offers unique expertise and insights about new and ongoing trends, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure. Read Mowat’s interview here.

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