EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Lecture Sessions

7C - Tipping the Scales

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

8:00 am - 9:30 am

8:00 am-8:20 am

Real-world energy efficiency analysis and implications: medium-duty and heavy-duty EV deployments across the US

Yin Qiu
United States

Yin Qiu is a Lead Data Scientist at CALSTART, specialized in data analytics and modeling for Medium- and Heavy-Duty EV for both passenger vehicles and freight vehicles. Previously she was working as transport analyst in the World Bank, World Resources Institute and the International Council on Clean Transportation for around 6 years on projects around the world, which include electric bus in Latin America, vehicle management program in Africa, transport emission management in China, as well as global climate policies. Yin held a Master in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Master in Data Science from UC Berkeley.

8:00 am-8:20 am

Real-world energy efficiency analysis and implications: medium-duty and heavy-duty EV deployments across the US

Cristina Dobbelaere
United States

8:20 am-8:40 am

Modelling a capacity-constrained public charging infrastructure network for electric trucks in Germany

Daniel Speth
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)

Daniel Speth studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His master thesis dealt with European CO2-legislation for passenger cars and its implications on market diffusion of alternative fuel vehicles. Since 2019, he is a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe, Germany. Areas of work are the modelling of market diffusion for electric vehicles with a special focus on heavy-duty vehicles, their infrastructure, and the implications on the energy system.

8:40 am-9:00 am

Electric freight consortium: Driving EVs at scale

Steven King
Electrification Coalition
United States

Steven King is the Senior Manager at the Electric Freight Program and Special Projects Manager at the Electrification Coalition, he implemented sustainability initiatives with private companies through the deployment of battery electric vehicles. Steven deployed the Electric Freight Consortium, a collective that facilitates a peer-to-peer collaboration on strategies and actions that will accelerate freight electrification at scale. He recruited over 35 industry leaders now participating in the consortium. Some of these consortium members include Nestlé, Panasonic, Meijer, and Volvo. Steven also leads the Freight and Goods Delivery Electrification Project that helps companies overcome real-world challenges and effectively deploy medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles. Steven has worked with several environmental organizations such as Pew Charitable Trust, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, NOAA and Nature’s Conservancy on attracting and developing Black and Brown emerging leaders. He is a former Visiting Scholar at the Tishman Environment and Design Center at the New School in New York City. Currently, he teaches Building DEI in Environmental Organizations at UC Davis’s Continuing Education Program.

9:00 am-9:20 am

Assessing actor inputs to fleet electrification in the medium and heavy-duty freight sector

Claire Sugihara
University of California, Davis
United States

Claire is a Ph.D. Candidate in Energy Systems at the University of California, Davis. She works at the Electric Vehicle Research Center at the Institute of Transportation Studies where she focuses on transportation and energy policy. Her research primarily focuses on fleet adoption of electric vehicles and how policy can be used to encourage sustainable transportation electrification.