EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Dialogue Sessions

Dialogue with the Experts - Session A - Screen 01

Monday, June 12, 2023

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hall C

2:00 pm-2:15 pm

Improving the e-Pedal performance during towing by estimating the vehicle mass

Kengo Fujiwara
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Kengo Fujiwara received the B.Sc and M.Sc degrees, both in Mechanical Engineering, from Kansai University, Japan, in 1997 and 1999, respectively. 1999–2017, Engineer of electric motor control, Nissan Motor Corporation. 2017–present, Senior Manager of electric motor control, involved in developing the electric powertrain of the Nissan BEV and e-POWER.

2:20 pm-2:35 pm

Using lower-powered solutions to solve EV charging in apartments

Nicholas Johnson
United States

Nicholas Johnson is the CEO and founder of Orange, an electric vehicle charging company specializing in multi-unit dwellings. He has pioneered the use of lower-powered smart outlets in apartment communities that not only drastically reduce installation costs but also provides building owners with a positive return on their investment. He has worked on electrical designs for Tesla's Model 3, energy storage projects for Africa, and A.I.-powered cloud-based traffic management software. He holds a bachelor's degree from California State University - Chico in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

2:40 pm-2:55 pm

Early evaluation results of charging programs and end-user behavior

Kevin Wood
United States

Mr. Wood brings nearly 15 years’ experience managing transportation programs and projects for federal, state, and local governments; the private sector; and non-profit organizations. He has applied knowledge of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles, transportation technologies, and state and federal energy and transportation policies to lead advanced infrastructure planning efforts in California. Mr. Wood managed alternative fuel market development under California Energy Commission and U.S Department of Energy programs, providing market assessment, best practices development, training coordination, and technical assistance. Other efforts have included collecting and analyzing data on technology evaluation, vehicle emissions, EVSE siting, EV adoption, travel trends, and fuel pricing trends. For Energetics, Mr. Wood ensures successful execution of projects in vehicle transportation electrification, connected and automated vehicles, and alternative fuel vehicle technologies.