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EV Ride & Drive and Workshop

North America Smart Energy Week


September 23 - September 26, 2019


Salt Palace Convention Center - Salt Lake City, UT

Join EZ-EV at North America Smart Energy Week and Solar Power International in Salt Lake City to test drive and learn more about a range of electric vehicles. The ride and drive will take place at the main entrance to the conference, outside the Salt Palace Convention Center, and it will be open to the public, so you don’t need to attend the conference to check it out! Visitors will have the opportunity to feel the pure electric power of the Nissan LEAF, Audi e-Tron, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Bolt, Kia Niro PHEV, and Kia Optima PHEV.

EZ-EV WORKSHOP ITINERARY: September 23, 2019

8:00-8:20 EZ-EV Intro & RMP Welcome Caroline Quazzo, Head of Operations and Customer Success, EZ-EV

8:20-8:45 Utah EV Initiatives Tammie Bostick, Utah Clean Cities

8:45-9:15 Electric Vehicle Life Cycle Analysis: A Focus On the Battery Jarod C. Kelly, Ph.D., Vehicle Systems Analyst Engineer, Systems Assessment Center, Argonne National Lab

9:15-10:00 OEM Panel 
Francesca Wahl, Business Development and Policy, Tesla 
Laura Roberson, Ph.D. Candidate, GWU and Powertrain Engineer, Volkswagen

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 How Knowledge, Perception, and Experience affect Electric Vehicle Adoption Laura Roberson, Ph.D. Student, Department of Engineering Management and System Engineering, The George Washington University

11:00-11:30 EV Market Status and the Cost/Benefit Analysis of EVs from the Consumer Perspective Joann Zhou, Group Leader, Mobility and Deployment, Argonne National Lab 

11:30-12:00 ABB EV Infrastructure Jonathan Oakley, Channel Manager, EV Charging Infrastructure, ABB

12:00-12:30 Leveraging Electric Vehicles as a Grid Asset: Planning for the Future Erika Myers, Principal, Transportation Electrification, SEPA


Register to attend the conference or workshop here!
To register the Workshop alone, and not the full Solar Power International conference, be sure to select Non-Member, SPI, Workshop Only, Electric Vehicles 101. The EV Workshop is only $300, but the Ride & Drive is free to Workshop attendees and the public!