Dory Larsen

Electric Vehicle Program Associate

Dory joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2017 in the newly created role as Electric Vehicle Program Associate. She is working to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles by promoting the growth of electric vehicle ownership and supporting EV friendly policy and programs. Central to her work is educating and engaging stakeholders, identifying strategic policy to propel EV usage, and advocating for comprehensive EV infrastructure.

She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with Master of Public Health degree and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida Southern College. Before joining SACE, Dory worked as a science educator in the public-school system and an instructional trainer. She also led a community action campaign to keep massive development from changing the landscape of the Anclote River. She is passionate about helping people see the strength in working collectively to solve problems. She is an avid reader and lover of the Florida sunshine where she and her husband are raising their two sons.

Dory's Recent Posts

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Miami-Dade Ordinance Seeks to Increase EV Charging Stations

The ordinance will require certain new construction projects to equip 10% of their parking spaces with necessary electrical components to install an EV charging station. Since a high percentage of the costs of installing charging infrastructure stems from retrofitting (excavating, trenching, resurfacing), this will make the installation of charging stations in the future much cheaper. It also directs the creation of a study to further examine the future charging infrastructure needed to support projected electric vehicle growth.

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Plugging into Electric Vehicles in the Tar Heel State

The network of electric vehicle advocates to support electric vehicles in North Carolina is growing and becoming more interconnected! The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy recently became a member of Plug-in NC and advocates are working to get a specialty license plate that would support electric vehicles.

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California Paves the Road for Federal Adoption of Zero-Emission Vehicle Standards

U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) proposed legislation that would put the whole county on a coordinated path toward 100% zero emission vehicles. On November 28, 2018, the pair introduced a bill to the 115th Congress to amend the Clean Air Act to create a nation zero-emission vehicle standard. The Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA) would set a comprehensive federal ZEV standard and require at least 50% of all new car sales in America be zero-emission vehicles by 2030.

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