Frontiers of e-Mobility | June 7 - 10, 2021

Frontiers of e-Mobility | June 7 - 10, 2021


Agenda Detail

Note: All times are Pacific Daylight Time.


Agenda Detail

Note: All times are Pacific Daylight Time.




Monday, June 7

  8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakout Session: A National Blueprint for Electrifying Transportation

As electric vehicles close in on price parity with conventional vehicles, a ZEV future has never looked more possible. But are we ready for nearly 100% ZEV new vehicle sales by 2035? What are the infrastructure, customer, equity and other issues that we must address for this new reality?

  • Moderator: Mark Duvall, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Britta Gross, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
  • Michael Berube, U.S.Department of Energy
  9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

BREAK

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Fireside Chats: Charging and Financing the Future e-Mobility

First, using humor and real talk, a discussion on the merits of big tents, community, and the occasional dancing dinosaur. Then a discussion with a renewable energy and innovative financing pioneer about what’s worked, what we need, and how the Department of Energy intends to help.

Fireside Chat #1: Living Fully Charged

Chelsea Sexton
Interviewer: Chelsea Sexton
Robert Llewellyn
Robert Llewellyn, Founder, Fully Charged

Fireside Chat #2: Financing the e-Mobility Future

Chelsea Sexton
Interviewer: Chelsea Sexton
Jigar Shah
Jigar Shah, Director, Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

BREAK

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Breakout Session: Clearing the Air - Getting to the Heart of Autonomy and Mobility Services

You need to know what impact vehicle autonomy and other innovative mobility service models will have in the next few years. Chelsea Sexton leads an expert panel that promises straight talk on a complex subject.

  • Moderator: Chelsea Sexton
  • Ed Niedermeyer, Partners for Automated Vehicle Education
  • Alisyn Malek, Commission on the Future of Mobility
  • Nathaniel Horadam, Center for Transportation and the Environment
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

BREAK

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Breakout Session: Caution: Adults at Play - Recreational and Work EVs

Construction and recreation are two fascinating categories – extremely different applications that leverage mainstream batteries and electric-drive technologies to push the boundaries of what we thought possible with electric vehicles. Find out what’s new and what’s next.

  • Moderator: Dan Bowermaster, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Joe Dalum, Odyne Systems, LLC
  • Raj Sarkar, Ford Motor Company
  1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

BREAK

  1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Birds of a Feather Discussion Rooms

Session #1: Straight Talk about Electric Vehicles. All of Them

  • Leads: Chelsea Sexton and Dan Bowermaster, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Session #2: EV Infrastructure for All

  • Leads: Mark Duvall, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Britta Gross, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)



Tuesday, June 8

  8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakout Session: e-Mobility for All

A ZEV future will simply not happen without addressing universal issues of equity, including access to mobility, access to infrastructure, and reaching underserved markets. Brainstorm with our panel about the solutions that will help create equitable mobility ... for all.

  • Moderator: Enid Joffe, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Larry Rillera, California Energy Commission
  • Creighton Randall, Mobility Development
  • Sandy Paben, Renaissance Groups
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

BREAK

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Breakout Session: At Your Service - What's Next for Electric Vehicle Service Providers?

As electric vehicles expand into new markets and applications, they create opportunities for new platforms, business models and technology approaches to help facilitate the transition to EVs for both individual and fleet customers. Join us to learn about the next frontiers for EV service providers.

  • Moderator: Mark Duvall, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Muffi Ghadiali, electriphi
  • Aaron Young, Electrify America
  • Ashley Horvat, Greenlots
  • Anthony Harrison, ChargePoint
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

BREAK

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Incubatenergy® Spotlight: Mobility for Everyone: Startups Making a Difference

Hear from the startups who are designing products to make the benefits of electric transportation accessible to all.

  • Moderator: Annie Haas, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Charles Jolley, URB-E
  • Evette Ellis, ChargerHelp!
  • Chris Carde, Hey Charge
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

BREAK

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Breakout Session: Journalist Panel - State of the Electric Vehicle Industry

Green Car Reports founder John Voelcker leads a panel of renowned automotive journalists for an insightful discussion on the current state of the EV industry and what we can expect to happen – or not to happen – in the next several years.

  • Moderator: John Volecker, Reporter and Analyst
  • Javier Mota, Co-host, Total Car Score Podcast
  • Loren McDonald, Writer and Analyst, contributing writer to CleanTechnica
  • Hazel Southwell, Motorsport and Automotive Journalist
  1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

BREAK

  1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Birds of a Feather Discussion Rooms

Session #1: Ask Your EV Journalists Anything

  • Lead: John Voelcker, Reporter and Analyst

Session #2: Getting Serious About Reducing Costs

  • Leads: Jamie Dunckley, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Kitty Adams, Adopt a Charger



Wednesday, June 9

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakout Session: The Mad Dash for the Last Mile - Electrifying Local Delivery

The first really large electric fleets in your community will be delivery – with up to 1,000 vans in a single facility. The speed and scale of these deployments will create tremendous momentum – while requiring new solutions – for charging, for utility planning, and for resiliency.

  • Moderator: James Ellis, Seven States
  • Andrew Papson, Southern California Edison
  • Dave Schaller, North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)
  • Michael McDonald, UPS Corporation
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

BREAK

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Breakout Session: Making It Pay - Innovation and Reducing the Costs of EV Infrastructure

However cool your EV infrastructure pilot is ... it would be better if it were cheaper. How do we utilize technology, scale and innovative programs to dramatically reduce all aspects of EV infrastructure installation, operation and maintenance costs?

  • Moderator: Mike Rowand, eTransEnergy (A Duke Energy Company)
  • Jeffrey Lehman, American Electric Power
  • Megha Lakhchaura, EVBox North America
  • Kitty Adams, Adopt a Charger
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

BREAK

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Breakout Session: Crossing the Megawatt Charging Frontier

Remember when 350 kW was termed 'extreme fast charging'? As larger batteries and new connector standards enable much higher power charging, what are the planning, design and equipment innovations necessary to support multi-MW charging?

  • Moderator: Jasna Tomic, CALSTART
  • Kyle Penn, Burns & McDonnell
  • Marc Wiseman, Arthur D. Little
  • Rustam Kocher, Portland General Electric
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

BREAK

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Breakout Session: Straight Talk on Vehicle-to-Grid

Recent demonstrations of vehicle-to-grid technologies have answered many initial questions on technical feasibility. What comes next is the hard part—how do these technologies 'break through' into mainstream use and V2G services stand up in an increasingly competitive world of other grid services offerings?

  • Moderator: John Markowitz, New York Power Authority (NYPA)
  • Marc Trahand, NUVVE
  • Willet Kempton, University of Delaware
  • John Wheeler, Fermata Energy
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

BREAK

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Birds of a Feather Discussion Rooms

Session #1: The Future of Megawatt-scale Charging

  • Leads: Mark Duvall, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Jasna Tomic, CALSTART

Session #2: Serving Fleet Electrification...at Scale

  • Leads: Dan Bowermaster, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and James Ellis, Seven States



Thursday, June 10

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakout Session: Look, Up in the Sky! Vignettes on the Future of Zero-Emission Aviation and Other EV Moonshots

Do you dream of zero-emission air travel from the convenience of your local, municipal airport? Of boarding an aircraft without a pilot? Join a rousing discussion on how far EV technology can take us when the sky's the limit.

  • Moderator: Mark Harris, Journalist
  • Alexandra Hall, Independent Aerospace Consultant
  • Thomas Bradley, Colorado State University
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

BREAK

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Fireside Chats: Inflection Points in the e-Mobility Transformation

We wind down a week of insightful and compelling sessions by first giving you a front row seat to one of the most important technological and industrial achievements of the 21st century—the development and manufacture of automotive-grade lithium-ion batteries at scale. Next, we’ll discuss a whole system concept to decarbonizing goods movement that goes beyond the electric truck to market-defining solutions that aim to accelerate the electrification of delivery fleets—and what it will take to reach widespread market adoption.

Fireside Chat #1: Understanding the Full Potential of the Lithium-Ion Battery at Scale…and Beyond

Mark Duvall
Interviewer: Mark Duvall, Director, Electrification and Customer Solutions, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Denise Gray Speaker
Denise Gray, President, LG Energy Solution Michigan Inc. Tech Center

Fireside Chat #2: How an Electric Truck Aims to Redefine First to Last Mile Delivery - and Cities

Britta Gross
Interviewer: Britta Gross, Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Travis Katz
Travis Katz, Chief Executive Officer, BrightDrop
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

BREAK

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Incubatenergy® Spotlight: Not a Fleeting Opportunity: Startups Discuss the Big Rig Revolution

Managing large fleets of large vehicles — large electric vehicles — will require special tools. Hear from the startups making a difference in this space.

  • Moderator: Alex Mitchell, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
  • Folasade (“Fola”) Ayoola, ElectricFish
  • Jose Castaneda, XOS Trucks
  • Vic Shao, Amply