Pilots, Programs & Partnerships for Transportation Electrification

3rd UIC Workshop on Beneficial Electrification of Transportation


Monday, August 3rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm CDT - Eventbrite Registration (https://go.uic.edu/UICEVAUG3)

Vurtual Breakout Sessions, August 17-20 - Eventbrite Registration (https://go.uic.edu/UICEVAUGUST_BREAKOUT)

EV Pilots, Programs & Partnerships Webinar Series

Speaker photos, names, affiliations, and event date and time

The 3rd UIC Workshop on Beneficial Electrification of Transportation will focus on Pilots, Programs & Partnerships for Transportation Electrification.

Electrifying Light Duty Vehicles

Electrifying Light Duty Vehicles Program – 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Sara Rafalson, EVGo – Trends in Light Duty Charging Infrastructure
Prashanthi Raman, Cruise – Cruisin’ to Electrification
Adam Gromis, Uber – Electrifying Rides

Moderator – Dr. Elizabeth Kócs, UIC Energy Initiative – Welcome & Introductions for Pilot, Programs & Partnerships



1:00 – 1:05 pm                        Welcome and Introductory Remarks
1:05 – 1:35 pm                        Panel Presentations
1:35 – 1:55 pm                        Moderated Discussion / Q&A

Electrifying Medium & Heavy Duty Vehicles

Electrifying Medium & Heavy Duty Vehicles Program – 2:00-3:00 pm

Samantha Bingham, Chicago Area Clean Cities – Chicago Commercial Vehicle Electrification
Josh Cohen, Greenlots – Transforming heavy-duty trucking: a holistic approach to fleet electrification
Alan Westenskow, Proterra – Proterra Electric Bus Fleet, Charging & Energy Management

Moderator – Dr. Elizabeth Kócs, UIC Energy Initiative – Welcome & Introductions for Pilot, Programs & Partnerships



1:55 – 2:00 pm                        Welcome and Introductory Remarks
2:00 – 2:30 pm                        Panel Presentations
2:30 – 2:50 pm                        Moderated Discussion / Q&A
2:50 – 3:00 pm                        Closing Remarks / Program Conclusion

August 3rd Pilots, Programs & Partnerships Webinar Recording (to be posted after the event)

Closing Remarks

closing remarks flyer with speaker photo and title

Maria S. Bocanegra, Commissioner

Illinois Commerce Commission

What’s Next?





Questions for Speakers

Questions for the speakers can be posted in the chat session or submit your questions on the Q&A Form in advance or during the session.

Q&A FORMhttps://go.uic.edu/UICEVAUG3_QUESTIONS

Virtual Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions will be a 1 to 1.5-hour virtual meetings to be held the week of August 17th with each day focused on a specific use case. Participant can register for one or more of the four virtual breakout discussion groups.

Breakout Sessions Dates – August 17th – 20th

Sign up here for the Pilots, Programs & Partnerships Breakout Sessions: https://go.uic.edu/UICEVAUGUST_BREAKOUT


Pilots, Programs & Partnerships Workshop

Meeting clean transportation goals is a key force influencing state-level efforts to electrify transportation. States convey these clean transportation goals differently, and as a result, these goals impact the adoption and deployment of electrified transportation. Furthering state level transportation electrification goals ultimately requires a collaborative approach leveraging stakeholders and value stacking benefits. The first workshop on Consumers & Social Equity in Transportation Electrification laid the foundation through a social equity and consumer lens to ensure that the benefits of transportation electrification are shared equitably across all consumers. The second workshop on Transportation Electrification Infrastructure – Technology, Installation and Ownership expanded the knowledge foundation and stakeholder engagement to ascertain infrastructure challenges, opportunities and synergies for each of the four use cases. The next step is to identify synergies across stakeholders to advance electrification through potential pilots, programs and partnerships.

Pilot programs and demonstration projects that allow for partnerships across public and private sectors provide opportunities to gain valuable insights through testing, demonstrating and validating potential programs, and by developing mutually beneficial and collaborative relationships. A state-level plan encouraging collaboration across stakeholders including utilities offers opportunities for exploring a range of possible use cases and business models for transportation electrification. Subsequent monitoring, collecting and reporting of data from such pilots, programs and partnerships allows for the alignment of transportation electrification goals of the state with equitable distribution of services that more holistically respond to diverse consumer needs. A state level plan for transportation electrification should maintain safety with continued service, encourage utilities to capture value and efficiencies, and design rates to support consumer choice and load management.

3rd UIC EV Workshop

3rd EV Workshop

Pilots, Programs & Partnership for Transportation Electrification