EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Dialogue Sessions

Dialogue with the Experts - Session A - Screen 10

Monday, June 12, 2023

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hall C

2:00 pm-2:15 pm

International cooperation under the Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Program

James Miller
Argonne National Laboratory
United States

Dr. James Miller is Deputy Director of the Energy Systems & Infrastructure Analysis Division at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. He also currently serves as the Secretary-General of the International Energy Agency’s Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Program. He has 45 years of research experience at Argonne National Laboratory, working on advanced vehicle technologies, batteries, fuel cells, and hydrogen technologies. He has served on advisory committees for the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, NASA, the International Council on Clean Transportation, and the US Department of Energy, and has testified before US Congressional science committees. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois, and he holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.

2:20 pm-2:35 pm

Exploring the impact of the federal tax credit on the decision to lease or purchase a PEV in California

Kelly Hoogland
UC Davis Institute of Transportation Services
United States

Kelly Hoogland is a PhD student at University of California, Davis, as a part of the Transportation Technology and Policy Graduate Group. She earned her M.S., also at UC Davis, in Energy Systems as part of the Energy Graduate Group. She is interested in consumer adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including researching topics such as consumer finance method, perception of incentives, and purchase intention. The overarching goals of Kelly’s research are to investigate the barriers to widespread consumer adoption of PEVs, and the role of policy levers in guiding the transition to a more sustainable transportation system.

2:40 pm-2:55 pm

Impact of technology progress and design choices on the techno economic feasibility of electric vehicles

Ram Vijayagopal
Argonne National Laboratory
United States

Ram Vijayagopal is a researcher and a group manager at Argonne National Laboratory. His area of expertise is vehicle technology evaluation. He is also a co-developer for Autonomie, the vehicle modelling and simulation tool developed & commercialized by Argonne. He received his MS in mechanical engineering from University of Michigan in 2008. He has worked as an engineer at Mahindra & Mahindra (India) and Hitachi Automotive Systems (Japan) on various hybrid vehicle development projects before joining Argonne.

3:00 pm-3:15 pm

Senate Bill 1000 California electric vehicle infrastructure deployment assessment

Tiffany Hoang
California Energy Commission
United States

Tiffany Hoang is an Air Pollution Specialist at the California Energy Commission (CEC). She works in the Infrastructure Modeling and Assessment Unit within the Fuels and Transportation Division. Tiffany graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Texas, Austin and has an M.S. in Environmental Policy with specializations in Energy & Transportation Planning and City & Regional Planning from the University of California, Davis.