Amplifying the Current Infrastructure for the Imminent EV Transition

Experience Level: Any level of experience

The transition to electric vehicles has been led mostly by relative newcomers to the automobile industry while traditional automakers have been amping up their plans and offerings for new BEV and PHEV vehicles. With many governments revealing plans to "ban" gas-powered automobiles by 2050, 2035, or even 2030, the transition will be happening. 

While there are numerous private charging network companies expanding the charging infrastructure for EVs throughout the country, the same governments continue to evaluate how best to support the improvements to infrastructure within their jurisdictions and how best to support private and public entities alike on providing these facilities.

We will look back at trends and attempts over the past 15 years for providing infrastructure to support EV owners as well as evaluating current trends and how these trends support and prepare for extensive adoption of EVs and the transition of the fleet. We will evaluate case studies and discuss applications of Level I, II, and III charging, autonomous charging, battery swapping, and wireless charging. While the end result is to provide charge to an automobile, the solutions and infrastructure supporting the solutions are not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Learning Objectives:

1. Attendees will know the types of charging infrastructure and electrical system demands.
2. Attendees will understand the impact of the transition to EVs on existing infrastructure and customer/user behavior.
3. Attendees will be able to identify opportunities and risks for charging infrastructure implementation.

1 PDH (NY Approved)


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Bregger Garrison, PE

Project Manager and Associate

Freese and Nichols

Bregger is a Project Manager and Associate for Freese and Nichols, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and his Bachelor of Arts in Music from The University of Texas at Austin. In his role at FNI, he provides transportation and infrastructure design services to municipalities, counties, DOTs, and airports. Bregger has experience with complete and context sensitive transportation design as well as civil design for utility scale alternative energy projects including solar and wind. Bregger has been an Electric Vehicle owner since 2016 and has never been stuck on the side of the road!

Dan Koss, PE, LC

Electrical Engineer and Lighting Designer

Freese and Nichols

Dan is an Electrical Engineer and lighting designer for Freese and Nichols, Inc. in the Fort Worth, Texas office. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Tyler and his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. In his role at FNI he provides electrical power system, SCADA and instrumentation, and lighting design services. Dan is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Dark-sky Association. Dan has been an electric vehicle owner since 2018.

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Live event: 05/18/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.