Full Speed Ahead: Enabling Future Fleet and Highway Electrification
Series: EVs, Smart Cities and DERMS
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM CT
Attention in the media and industry often focuses on exciting developments in the electrification of residential vehicles and development of at-home charging infrastructure. However, fleet and highway electrification will each be critical to the long-term success of electric vehicles, and to state and federal climate goals. The large loads introduced by large fleet vehicles or fast-charging highway sites also introduce challenges for long-term system planning.
National Grid will share early insights from its work in the U.S. on this topic. Points discussed will include potential long-term, system impacts from fleet and highway electrification; how states and utilities are currently addressing fleet and highway needs; and what future solutions (including potential transmission or distribution infrastructure) might accelerate electrification progress.
Brian Wilkie, Director of Business Development for Transportation Electrification (New York) at National Grid
Matthew Cloud, Lead Engineer, EV Strategy at National Grid