NYCx Electric Vehicle Climate Action Challenge

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Last week we announced our NYCx Moonshot #Climate Action Challenge to build a future where we replace all gas-powered vehicles in NYC. We've got the City of Paris onboard as an international partner and all hands on deck in NYC government to surface the best ideas that'll get us there.Interested? Take 5 mins today to send us a short statement of interest. We're making NYC the global leader in climate action: join us

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City of New York are committed to leading in the fight against climate change. In service of that mission, today we announced the latest in our NYCx Moonshot Challenges. As part of a partnership with the City of Paris, we’re launching NYC’s Moonshot Climate Action Challenge to fast-forward to a future where we replace all gas-powered vehicles in NYC! Whether you’re an entrepreneur, researcher, technologist, executive, or just someone with a good idea, I’m inviting you to participate in this challenge and be part of shaping that future. Here are the details:

Challenge participants will submit proposals for 1 or both of 2 tech categories:

  1. Emerging technologies for charging EVs: self-charging streets, inductive / wireless charging, 350+ kW charging, connected vehicle solutions, vehicle-to-grid tech, etc.
  2. Immediately commercializable EV charging tech: 25-150 kW charging, solar parking canopies with integrated EV charging, etc.

Up to 3 finalists from Track 1 will be awarded $20,000 each to demo their technology to the NYC Department of Transportation & Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. Up to 3 finalists from Track 2 will be able to pitch their business plan to the NYC Department of Transportation.

Only 1 winner from each track will be eligible for:

  • Track 1: full feature at an upcoming global NYCx event
  • Track 2: $20,000 to further research and develop/expand their proposal and present a live demo that brings that proposal to life (e.g. virtual reality demo, charging demo, city-scale mock-up with adoption scenarios), with a chance to have design elements of their submission included in the City’s EV charging roadmap (currently in development)

Interested? Send us your ideas by Monday 1/15/2018 5PM ET for a chance to make NYC the global leader in climate action: <>.

🚀 🌎 #moonshot #NYCx #ClimateAction #ActOnClimate

What is the goal of the project?

Urban pollution & vehicle emissions.

What is the result of the project?

100% electric vehicle adoption in NYC in the next 3-5 years.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

NYC Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer

What is the next step?

We're accepting statements of interest (short paragraph description of your concept and your company) until 1/15/2018. Any company or organization can apply, regardless of where they are in the world.

What can other cities learn from your project?

We're looking to 1) discover a breakthrough technology that delivers EV more readily OR 2) a plan using existing technologies to achieve 100% EV proliferation in NYC. By middle of 2018, global cities will be able to learn from our challenge implementation & final winning concept to achieve similar local goals.