EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Dialogue Sessions

Dialogue with the Experts - Session A - Screen 02

Monday, June 12, 2023

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hall C

2:00 pm-2:15 pm

How cost competitive is a speed pedelec really?

Nikolaas Van den Steen
KU Leuven campus Ghent & VUB

Nikolaas Van den Steen graduated in 2017 of a Master of Energy Engineering Technology Master of Science (MSc) Specialization Electrical Engineering at the KU Leuven Technologycampus Ghent and is since 2018 a Joint PhD-student (KU Leuven & VUB) under supervision of Jan Cappelle (KUL) and Lieselot Vanhaverbeke (VUB). His field of expertise are light electric vehicles, speed pedelecs and e-mobility

2:20 pm-2:35 pm

Design and use of a modular measurement module for speed pedelecs

Kiran Peirens
KU Leuven

Kiran Peirens graduated in 2021 of a Master of Energy Engineering Technology Master of Science (MSc) Specialization Electrical Engineering at the KU Leuven Technologycampus Ghent and is since 2021 a joint researcher associate (KU Leuven & Odisee) under the supervision of Jan Cappelle (KUL) and Ben Minnaert (Odisee). His field of expertise are speed pedelecs and resonant inductive wireless power transfer.

2:40 pm-2:55 pm

Public Transit Station Design to Support Micromobility

Beth Ferguson
UC Davis - SRRC
United States

Beth Ferguson is the founding director of the Adapting City Lab and assistant professor at the UC Davis Department of Design. She is an ecological designer whose practice blends industrial design with sustainable transportation, solar engineering, climate resiliency, and public engagement. Ferguson is the director of Sol Design Lab, a design/build studio that specializes in solar charging stations, and was awarded the Austin Green Award in 2017 for the Austin Energy Electric Drive Solar Kiosk. She participated in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge with the interdisciplinary team Public Sediment, which won the Honor Award for Analysis and Planning from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Best Places Award from the Environmental Design Research Association in 2019. Her collaborative work has been featured in Fast Company, The New York Times, BBC, and Texas Architect Magazine.

3:00 pm-3:15 pm

Low speed electric vehicles – the key to transforming personal and light utility transportation toward a more sustainable future.

Scott Bruce
United States

Scott Bruce's present position as the SVP for Strategic Business Development for AYRO, Inc,. a manufacturer of Low-Speed Electric Vehicles, combines his life-long love of environment sustainability and his love for designing, testing and operating all varieties of underwater, terrestrial, and airborne vehicles. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and the US Naval Postgraduate School with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Aeronautical Engineering. A graduate of the Rotary Wing (Helicopter) curriculum of the US Naval Test Pilot School, he is an Associate Fellow in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. His goal is to bring the experiences of operational precision and engineering rigor gained throughout a 40-year career in Underwater Operations and Aircraft Development to the creation of the world's best Low Speed Electric Vehicles.