Nothing is more American than the pickup truck, nor as practical and widely used as a work vehicle. Plug-in electric pickups have been available as expensive retrofits on platforms better suited to internal combustion engine vehicles. Now, all that is changing as purpose-built pickups enter the fleet market. Likewise, fleet are discovering the value of lower cost, purpose-built utility vehicles for urban and campus-oriented applications. Finally, choices, value and functionality of light-duty sedans, crossovers and SUVs are increasing, seemingly exponentially, with battery ranges, reliability, and total cost of ownership that are outcompeting gas-powered vehicles for fleets, even at low gas prices. Listen as fleet leaders share their experiences today and learn what’s coming in the near future.
Alleyn Harned, Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities
Ken Crowley, CPFP, CAFM, Superintendent of Fleet Services, Village of Oak Park, IL
Michael Gray, Fleet & Property Administrator, Stanford University
Morgan Kauffman, Chief Executive Officer & Owner, Yellow Cab of Columbus
Proven Best Practices & Innovations for Retail EV Charging
September 15, 2020
The landscape of publicly accessible EV charging is widely varying, unpredictable, and uncertain today. Consumers can access limited information but remain in the dark about important details. Most lack understanding of how EV charging may provide value, generate revenues or build customer loyalty. They aren’t clear on how to align the charging asset to their business and marketing strategies. Retailers also need to know how to work with their utility to avoid costly surprises, and choose equipment and qualified installers to avoid stations giving them a black eye. This session will unpack these issues and help all players in the market understand how to move forward effectively.
Kelly Waters, Executive Director, Power Connect
Charles Satterfield, Senior Project Manager, Atlas Public Policy
Lisa Perry, Senior Manager, Energy Services, Walmart, Inc.
Todd Allums, Electric Transportation Market Specialist, Southern Company
Fleet Experiences & Choices: Medium to Heavy EVs
September 16, 2020
Five years ago, some believed that medium to heavy-duty commercial EVs were years away from being practical or affordable. While return on investment scenarios remain outside the means of most fleets without incentives, steep reductions in battery costs and systems are changing this game quickly. Vehicles are increasingly proving out on total cost of ownership, durability and performance. The North American Council of Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has applied their considerable talent for evaluation and analysis to the growing commercial EV market. This panel will focus on medium to heavy-duty EVs, what applications pencil out today, and what to expect within the next five years. The panel will feature recent peer fleet experiences for medium to heavy-duty EVs and lessons learned.
Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency
Dawn Fenton, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Volvo Group North America
David Cooke, Assistant Director for Operations, Center for Automotive Research, The Ohio State University
Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur, Director of Transportation Efficiency, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Models & Best Practices for Residential & Workplace EV Charging
September 18, 2020
Residential charging remains a critical need to facilitate growth in EV ownership. Lack of reliable access to a plug at home undermines three ingredients of the EV value proposition – low cost, convenience, and reliability. Up to a third or even half of people in many urban markets still lack the ability to plug in their car at home. Some reside in multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) and others in neighborhoods where most or all people park at the curb. The workplace may substitute but only if the charging resource is reliable and employment is stable long-term. It also can offer value to the employer and building owner as an appealing amenity. Over time, charging at workplaces and other commercial buildings will generate additional value streams by regulating the grid or managing peak power demands in buildings. In this session, you will learn best practices, models, and opportunities related to residential and workplace charging.
Ann Vail, Executive Director, Louisiana Clean Fuels
Nicole Lepre, Policy Analyst, Atlas Public Policy
Kevin Kushman, Chief Executive Officer, Electrada
Shanna Brownstein, Senior Manager, Transportation Electrification, Portland General Electric
David Slutzky, President & Chief Executive Officer, Fermata Energy
EV Charging Planning Strategies & Tools
September 21, 2020
A successful approach to planning EV charging infrastructure requires a comprehensive framework. Planners and stakeholders must identify types of charging, where it is needed, and how needs are likely to increase over time. They must pull together and analyze a wide range of data, including power supply, traffic flows and growth trends, and understand the distinctly different market needs for long distance travel and regional transportation services in each community. Utilities, planning agencies, cities, states, site hosts, and EV charging companies need powerful planning tools along with data to ensure selection of the best sites. Learn and be part of a conversation about smart approaches to planning and powerful planning tools that are becoming available.
Luke Stedke, MPA, Managing Director of Communications & Policy, DriveOhio
Grace Van Horn, Energy & Environmental Policy Consultant, M.J. Bradley & Associates, LLC
Florian Kolb, Chief Commercial Officer & General Manager, Energy, Intertrust
Eric Wood, Vehicle Systems Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Tonia Buell, Project Development Manager, Innovative Partnerships, State of Washington
Planning for Success: Fleet Electrification Infrastructure
September 23, 2020
Without question, charging infrastructure is the most important success factor for fleet electrification. Leaders who get this right put themselves in position for success, operationally and financially. Getting the charging piece wrong will lead to unexpected, unnecessary problems and costs. Partnerships, planning, and patience are the keys to success. Begin by being clear about how, when, and for what purpose vehicles are used. Involve people within and outside of fleets – including facilities personnel and your utility. Policy leaders can contribute to success by updating codes to prevent undermining projects and promote successful outcomes. In this session, experienced experts and leaders from fleet, utility, and policy perspectives will offer insights on project development.
Barry Carr, Coordinator, Clean Communities of Central New York
Chris Palmieri, North American Business Development Manager, EVBox
Paul Stith, Director, Strategy & Innovation - Transformative Technologies, Black & Veatch
Kathleen Staples, Manager, Electrification, Dominion Energy Virginia
Ohio Utilities & Their Electrification Plans
September 25, 2020
Increasingly utilities in Ohio and across the Midwest have developed and implemented transportation electrification programs. All investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in Ohio have their own perspectives and plans. Ohio’s electric cooperatives are beginning to explore developing programs of their own. Municipal utilities are working to understand the issues and their role. These efforts are critical to overcoming the number one market barrier to EV growth: lack of EV charging in the public, residential settings and workplaces. Participate in this fast-paced session to discover how Ohio’s utilities are approaching this challenge, what policies are needed, and what some have learned to date.
Madeline Fleisher, Of Counsel, Dickinson-Wright
Mark Berndt, Business Development & Special Projects Director, AEP Ohio
Jordan Wallpe, Midwest Electric Transportation Manager, Duke Energy
Ben Wilson, Manager of Power Delivery Engineering, Ohio's Electric Cooperatives
Chris Monacelli, Electric Utility Manager, City of Westerville