SacPEMA May General Meeting - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Synopsis:  Veloz - Bending the Curve on Electric Vehicle Awareness

Veloz means fast because we have to move quickly. The world’s cars are going electric, but not fast enough. A movement is needed and Veloz aims to create it. Barriers exist and Veloz intends to overcome them. We will inspire, educate and empower Californians to drive electric through Electric For All campaign.  Learn about the electric car market and what Veloz is doing to raise awareness of electric cars in California.

Speaker Biography: Lisa Chiladakis, Veloz

Lisa Chiladakis is Manager, Technology and Programs at Veloz.  Prior, she held the same position at the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative from 2012-2017.

Chiladakis leads the development of Veloz’s electric car awareness campaign, tracks and reports key sales milestones, and works to promote charging at workplaces and multi-family dwellings. She also advises Veloz leadership on electric car technology development, market growth and charging infrastructure trends.

Chiladakis has worked in state government for more than 25 years, creating tools to help Californians choose the cleanest, greenest car for their lifestyle.  She has lead work on the DriveClean buying guide website, Drive Clean California outreach campaign and the California Environmental Performance Label.

Chiladakis has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She resides in Davis with her husband and two children and has been driving electric since 2011.

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (registration/networking from 11:30 a.m. to noon)

Where: Firehouse Restaurant, 1112 2nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95814


  • Grilled Chicken, Bacon and Tomato Sandwich - organic chicken, tomato, bacon, lettuce, roasted garlic aioli
  • Grilled Steak and Prawn Salad - Gulf prawns, grilled prime steak, tomato, onion, croutons, red wine vinaigrette
  • Tomato-Basil Pappardelle (vegetarian option) - fresh basil, olive oil, garlic parmesan cheese

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Who We Are:

The Professional Environmental Marketing Association (PEMA) is an organization comprised of local and regional chapters whose membership is involved in business development, sales, marketing, and other related professional activities in the environmental field. The Sacramento California Chapter of PEMA operates in the greater Sacramento metropolitan area which includes Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, and San Joaquin counties.

Sacramento PEMA was founded as a marketing and networking organization in 1995 as an affiliate of the Northern California Chapter of PEMA. Networking encourages formation of business relationships, development of business and teaming opportunities, and exchange of ideas. Sacramento PEMA recently broadened its scope to provide technical and regulatory information of interest to its members.