RSG231: Curbside EV Charging for Cities

In this episode, I’m chatting with Tiya Gordon about electrification at the curb! I think this is an excellent topic for rideshare drivers, given the time we spend in our cars, driving, etc. That’s why I’ve made it a priority to cover more electric vehicle content in 2023 and beyond – which is why I can’t wait for you to check out this episode!

Intro to Tiya Gordon

  • Co-founder of itselectric
  • Curbside charging for the 40 million drivers who park on the street
  • 20 years of experience in design and operations
  • Plans to spend the next 20 years on projects that use design to combat the climate crisis

What’s the Current State of Charging?

  • Different types of charging availability – Level 2 not fast enough
  • Ok for people who use EVs daily and have easy access to home chargers, not the case for others
  • There are regional solutions, and those are helpful
  • But this leaves out many people, particularly in urban areas

What is itselectric and How Does it Work?

  • Curbside charger with a detachable cord
  • Focused on dense, on-street parking
  • Itselectric can install in 9 days, vs average time of 9 months to install
  • Revenue share back to them (electric bill does not go up)

The Future for itselectric

  • Attending Curbivore 2023!
  • Will have prototypes for people to see, interact with
  • Pilot in NYC – Brooklyn spring of 2023
  • Looking for rideshare drivers who live in this area to sign up!

Show Notes

Announcing Curbivore 2023

Axios Article: EV chargers are easier to find in white, wealthy neighborhoods