Noteworthy Practices in Developing Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Noteworthy Practices in Developing Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Tuesday, April 20, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET
This webinar will showcase strategies for agencies to address infrastructure needs to accommodate EV and autonomous vehicles. This includes a big picture overview of how agencies can successfully work with utilities; a description of how one state evaluated and selected zero emissions vehicle infrastructure projects; design of roadway infrastructure to accommodate electric and autonomous shuttles; and a discussion on truck electrification.
The webinar will be presented in four parts:
- Partnering with Utilities to Implement Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
- North Carolina – Successful Strategies to Develop Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Projects
- Development of Roadway Infrastructure to Accommodate Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Shuttles
- A Truckload of Benefits with Electrification
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Presenter: Ken Kresyman Jr., Business Development Manager, Fleet Electrification, Ameren Missouri
In this segment, the speaker will discuss how agencies can work with utilities to implement electric vehicle infrastructure and provide the basics for agencies that are starting electrification and tools to partner early with utilities. This portion will include the basics of power mechanics, how to frame needs with utility companies, and establishing timelines.
North Carolina – Successful Strategies to Develop Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Projects
Presenter: Dave Willis, Environmental Program Consultant, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality
During this segment, the speaker will describe how he helped states develop and select zero emissions vehicle infrastructure project plans. He will discuss the project scoring process, how AQ reductions were estimated, and describe tools used to review NOX reduction when site usage is not known. Lessons learned on addressing site placement where existing infrastructure was located will be covered.
Development of Roadway Infrastructure to Accommodate Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Shuttles
Presenters: Ryan Fetchko, Transportation Technology Engineer, VHB; Bruce Doig, PE, LEED AP, Director of Local Governments, VHB
Altamonte Springs, Florida, is future focused on improving mobility for its citizens, and autonomous vehicle shuttles are an important part of their plan to be more interconnected. VHB is leading design and construction of a new three-mile multi-modal flexible circulator pathway from Uptown Altamonte to its Sunrail commuter station. The new path will be a part of a broad network of interconnected multimodal facilities located throughout the city. Participants will learn key design elements of AV paths; traffic, safety, and micro-mobility concerns for incorporating autonomous vehicle infrastructure and recreational pathways; and best practices for community and municipal stakeholder engagement throughout the process.
A Truckload of Benefits with Electrification
Presenter: Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)
The trucking industry is now stepping into electrification, but it is a huge change and challenge. Fleets need to understand total cost of ownership and utilities need to understand how time of use impacts those numbers. Both sides are complex, highly regulated and difficult to understand. This segment will discuss how NACFE & RMI are working to bridge the gap between fleets and utilities. The 2021 Run on Less – Electric is an important aspect of establishing benchmarks: real EV trucks with real freight powered electricity for cleaner air.
Bruce Doig, PE, LEED AP, Director of Local Governments, VHB
As Director of Local Governments, Bruce focuses primarily on transportation and stormwater solutions and local government projects. He is highly efficient in municipal issues with a wide array of experience in project management, roadway, trail and sidewalk design; neighborhood enhancements, drainage design, stormwater modeling, permit application preparation, storm sewer system design, pond design, and cross drain analysis. With experience in both the public and private sector, he has worked and managed a diversity of roadway, municipal infrastructure (roadways, trails, sidewalks, and drainage infrastructure), mixed-use development, city center, and residential community projects.
Ryan Fetchko, Transportation Technology Engineer, VHB
Ryan is a Transportation Technology Engineer with a broad range of expertise working with connected and automated vehicle technologies, highway automation, big data, intelligent transportation systems, systems engineering, origin destination studies, corridor studies (action plans, master plans, and PD&E), freight mobility, policy development, and transportation safety.
Ken Kresyman Jr., Business Development Manager, Fleet Electrification, Ameren Missouri
As an EV advocate, Ken is working to accelerate market adoption in the Ameren, MO territory. An automotive industry veteran, Ken has a background in product and market development for a global portfolio of hardware and software solutions. Ken's role within Ameren Missouri is in developing utility programs to support fleets seeking to electrify; providing planning and implementation support to help business customers navigate the electrification journey.
Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)
Dave Schaller is the NACFE Industry Engagement Director. His responsibilities include interfacing with fleets and suppliers, conducting workshops, giving presentations, and running social media groups. Dave works closely with the drivers and sponsors for the Run On Less demonstration events. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Ball State University. In 27 years at Navistar, he held positions in production design, research, program management, marketing, product line management, and strategic product planning.
Dave Willis, Environmental Program Consultant, North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality
Dave Willis is an Environmental Program Consultant with North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality in the Division of Air Quality. He graduated from college with a BS in Biology and minor in Computer Science. Dave has worked at DAQ for 18 years in several groups including Permitting, Ambient Monitoring and Mobile Sources. It was through the Mobile Sources’ Inspection and Maintenance Program where he began to follow the early stages of the VW scandal. Dave joined the VW Team as the ZEV DC Fast Program Manager.
Brian Bunger, Chief Legal Officer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Brian C. Bunger is the chief legal officer managing all legal affairs of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and is counsel to the Air District’s Executive Officer, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council. Mr. Bunger has been with the Air District since 2000 and was appointed District Counsel in 2002. Brian is the current President for the Air & Waste Management Association Board of Directors. Mr. Bunger holds a BA, with High Honors, from the University of California, Berkeley, and a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Bunger has been a member of the California Bar since 1989.