Regional EV Infrastructure and the West Coast Electric Highway
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Ashley Horvat, PlugShare's Vice President Strategic Initiatives, leads PlugShare's newly launched EV industry consulting division and the development of strategic company initiatives, such as EV infrastructure integrity and EV industry partnership endeavors. Prior to joining PlugShare, she served as the State of Oregon Chief EV Officer. In that governor's office-designated role, she led EV policy development for the state, authored the eight-state ZEV Action Plan, chaired the public-private Energize Oregon Coalition, coordinated EV actions amongst state agencies, created and implemented public-private partnership EV initiatives such as the Oregon Electric Byways, and led all EV infrastructure programs for the state. Prior to this appointment, Horvat designed and implemented the West Coast Electric Highway program in Oregon, which included 44 DCFC locations throughout the entire state. In addition to managing EV projects, she also has experience managing large scale solar and other renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.