Electric Vehicles Today and Tomorrow

By Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (other events)

Monday, November 6 2017 9:30 AM 4:00 PM

**Tickets to this event are reserved as invite only until October 16th**

DVRPC is excited to present a free, full-day workshop led by experts from the Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle (PH&EV) Research Center of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (California). This workshop will be delivered in two parts. In the morning we will present the most up to date research on electric vehicles, with a focus on current and future EV markets, charging behavior, and the design and siting of charging infrastructure. Folowing a networking lunch, the afternoon session will focus on the PH&EV Center’s EV infrastructure GIS toolbox that includes tools for temporal and spatial forecasting of the demand for charging infrastructure including home, workplace and DC fast chargers. Robert Graff, DVRPC's Manager of Energy and Climate Change Inititives, will serve as moderator.    

The workshop will be led by Gil Tal and Tom Turrentine of the PH&EV Research Center, the leading university research center in the world on plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. The Center has over ten years of experience focused solely on plug-in electric vehicles, using the data-rich California EV market for its research on how the public selects and uses EVs.

This event is sponsored by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, the Zero Emission Market Acceleration Partnership, and the UC Davis Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center.

Coffee and networking will begin at 9:30 AM. The morning workshop will run from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The afternoon workshop will run from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The morning presentation and discussion will address the following topics:

Incentives and the EV market

  • Federal state and local monetary incentives
  • The impact of non-monetary incentives
  • How does charging infrastructure affect sales?
  • What is the impact of international regulation on vehicle types offered in the USA?

Public infrastructure needs

  • Lessons from current use of public, workplace & DC fast charging
  • Pricing and other demand management techniques
  • Adding shared mobility and autonomous vehicles to the mix
  • Fleet requirements

Global and regional review of the EV market

  • Technologies – vehicle range, battery technology, charging technologies
  • Appropriate policies for different governmental scale (state, local, national)
  • Consumer awareness of EVs and their characteristics

The afternoon workshop will focus on:

Predicting PEV ownership locations

  • What are the factors that predict EV ownership?
  • How are they changing?
  • How can we improve predictions?

Forecasting demand for workplace and other commute related charging

  • Where will demand be greatest?
  • How does price of charging affect demand?
  • How does vehicle range affect demand?
  • Matching charging type with venue.

DC Fast Charging Modeling

  • What is the demand expected to be?
  • What criteria should be considered in identifying a site for DC fast charging?
  • Is the “gas station” model feasible?