On June 9, Systems Engineering partnered with the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory to co-host the first panel in a series on electric vehicles.
The panel, titled “How do we get more ZEVs on the road?,” was introduced by Tom Bradley, department head and professor in systems engineering at CSU.
Some key takeaways centered around the reduction of barriers in adopting electric vehicles, including lowering cost to purchase, increasing the number of charging stations, and encouraging more investment from the private sector.
In addition, panelists discussed an industry goal of 50 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. To reach this, 1 in 5 vehicles on the road will need to be electric. The reduction of barriers to adoption is a key requirement to reach this goal.
The panel was moderated by Dan Bowermaster, senior program manager of electric transportation at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
The four panelists work in various sectors of industry ranging from policy institutes to the Colorado department of transportation:
- Britta Gross, managing Director of mobility, Rocky Mountain Institute (Slides– Britta Gross PPT)
- Sue Gander, managing director EV policy, Electrification Coalition (Slides — Sue Gander PPT)
- Kevin Schwain, Xcel Energy manager, Emerging Customer Programs (Slides — Kevin Schwain PPT)
- Sophie Shulman, chief of innovative mobility, Colorado Department of Transportation (Slides — Sophie Shulman PPT)
The second part in the series will be June 18 at 11:00-12:15 M.T. The title of this panel is: “EV Part #2: Innovating technologies for electrified transportation.” The virtual event is free to attend, but registration is required.
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