National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Clean Air and Transportation
Sep 29, 2021

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm PDT
Audience: United States National
Panelists: Professor Rajit Gah, PHD, Desmond Wheatly, Johnatahan Miller, Brett Beard, Linda Weber, Francisco Sainz, Kylie Morgant
Host: South Coast Air Quality Management District
Topics: Buses
Solar and EVs
Trucks
Virtual Test Drive
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Event Report

    In Addition to the SCAQMD speakers that covered many of their vehicle, truck, school bus, and clean air programs, we had:

                                                                             Bollinger Motors individual and fleet EV  trucks -Chet Parsons -Sales Director

                                                                              Nissan of Tustin - virtual test Drive of Newest LEAF +...                                                

                                                                              The Lion Electric - EV Buses and vehicles

                                                                 

                                                                              University of Texas- self built EVs in National Purdue University Finals Francisco Sainz- EAA Pres,

                                                                              Beam-Solar Powered Vehicle Chargers- Desmond Wheatley, President,  CEO,Chairmen

                                                                              Arcimoto- Fun Utility Vehicle for Home, Business & Fun on streets and highways- Jonathan Miller                                                                               Director of Communications

                                                                               Beard Electric- Chargers & Installation for residences and Businesses-Brett Beard-Director

                                                                              PlugStar - EV Purchase made even easier - Kylie Morgan, Plug In America

                                                                               Incentives, CA and Federal Rebates for new and Used EVs Jim McCarthy EVAOSC

                                                                               What to do at a public charging station.- Darby & Casual Cachet

                                                                              UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center -Dr Rajit Gahd, PHD

Dr. Rajit Gadh is Professor of Samueli School of Engineering at UCLA and Director of the Smart Grid Energy Research Center.  His research interests are smart- and micro- grid technologies, electric vehicle (EV) to grid integration, autonomous vehicles, and renewable energy and battery energy storage.  He is also co-founder of MOEV, a startup spun out of UCLA that develops Artificial Intelligence based machine learning software for managing electric vehicle fleet charging infrastructure.

His presentation will cover recent advances in medium and heavy duty EVs including delivery trucks, school buses and transit buses, and delivery vans, and his talk will focus on related opportunities and challenges as follows: (i) how driving range and speed of charging is increasing rapidly with battery innovation, (ii) rapid advances in speed of charging from 50kW to 100s of kilowatts and approaching megawatt charging, and, (iii) vehicle to grid (V2G) technology that enables an EV such as a school bus to return power to the grid when needed thus increasing grid resilience.  With the rapid increase in battery size of EVs, their electric power needs will stress the power lines of the electric grid as well that of the fleet operator's electric infrastructure.  Dr. Gadh will present advanced charging technologies, software and algorithms that are being deployed to help reduce these two stresses.

                                                                              

                                                                            Audience Questions and answers

We  discussed the great options available now in Electrified Transportation, what is coming in the future, and what we should do to stay on the best course.

                                                                                                                 Go Forth and Electrify

Event Description

 

South Coast Air Quality Management District will host the webinar again this year and will cover some of their programs, such as school busses and commercial trucks. 

SCAQMD will have an update on the Replace your ride Program, where you can apply for funding for a new car if your car has smog issues, The Electric School Bus initiative(cleaner air for students and everyone, hopefully fewer parents driving to school twice a day), The Moyer Program, and the class 8 Large Trucks.

We will discuss the great options available now in Electrified Transportation, what is coming in the future, and what we should do to stay on the best course.

EVAOSC will have several other Presenters:

                                                                              Bollinger Motors individual and fleet EV  trucks -Chet Parsons -Sales Director

                                                                              Nissan of Tustin - virtual test Drive of Newest LEAF +...                                                

                                                                              The Lion Electric - EV Buses and vehicles

                                                                 

                                                                              University of Texas- self built EVs in National Purdue University Finals Francisco Sainz- EAA Pres

                                                                              Beam-Solar Powered Vehicle Chargers- Desmond Wheatley, President,  CEO,Chairmen

                                                                              Arcimoto- Fun Utility Vehicle for Home, Business & Fun on streets and highways- Jonathan Miller                                                                               Director of Communications

                                                                               Beard Electric- Chargers & Installation for residences and Businesses-Brett Beard-Director

                                                                              PlugStar - EV Purchase made even easier - Kylie Morgan, Plug In America

                                                                               Incentives, CA and Federal Rebates for new and Used EVs Jim McCarthy EVAOSC

                                                                               What to do at a public charging station.- Darby & Casual Cachet

                                                                              UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center -Dr Rajit Gahd, PHD

Dr. Rajit Gadh is Professor of Samueli School of Engineering at UCLA and Director of the Smart Grid Energy Research Center.  His research interests are smart- and micro- grid technologies, electric vehicle (EV) to grid integration, autonomous vehicles, and renewable energy and battery energy storage.  He is also co-founder of MOEV, a startup spun out of UCLA that develops Artificial Intelligence based machine learning software for managing electric vehicle fleet charging infrastructure.

His presentation will cover recent advances in medium and heavy duty EVs including delivery trucks, school buses and transit buses, and delivery vans, and his talk will focus on related opportunities and challenges as follows: (i) how driving range and speed of charging is increasing rapidly with battery innovation, (ii) rapid advances in speed of charging from 50kW to 100s of kilowatts and approaching megawatt charging, and, (iii) vehicle to grid (V2G) technology that enables an EV such as a school bus to return power to the grid when needed thus increasing grid resilience.  With the rapid increase in battery size of EVs, their electric power needs will stress the power lines of the electric grid as well that of the fleet operator's electric infrastructure.  Dr. Gadh will present advanced charging technologies, software and algorithms that are being deployed to help reduce these two stresses.

                                                                              

                                                                            Audience Questions and answers

We will discuss the great options available now in Electrified Transportation, what is coming in the future, and what we should do to stay on the best course.

                                                                                                                 Go Forth and Electrify

Registered Attendees

There are currently 48 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 7
Chevrolet Bolt 4
Chevrolet Volt 3
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Tesla Model Y 2
Toyota Prius Prime 2
CODA Sedan 1
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Honda Clarity Battery Electric 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
17 Models 31

Registered attendees report 976,940 electric miles driven.

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