EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Lecture Sessions

8A - Models for Optimizing Infrastructure

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

9:45 am - 11:15 am

Ballroom B3

9:45 am-10:01 am

Standardized management of queueing and reservation for EV charging stations

Sebastian Bösche
umlaut energy GmbH part of Accenture

Sebastian Bösche completed his Master’s degree in Administration and Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering specializing in innovation management in the field of electromobility at the RWTH Aachen University in 2021. As a consultant at umlaut part of Accenture, he advises automotive, energy and charging industry to enable sustainable mobility concepts and grid-serving integration of battery-powered electric vehicles to contribute to the energy transition.

10:01 am-10:17 am

An ICCT model assessing conductive charging infrastructure needs for light-duty vehicles

Dale Hall
International Council on Clean Transportation

Dale Hall is a senior researcher focused on light-duty electric vehicles at the ICCT, where he has worked since 2016. As part of the International Partnerships program, Dale administers the ICCT’s duties as the Secretariat for the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance, a coalition of 22 leading governments committed to transitioning to zero-emission vehicles. He also works on charging infrastructure strategies and zero emission vehicle regulations, including work with the UK Department for Transport designing the ZEV mandate for cars and vans. Dale holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics and Urban Studies from Stanford University, where he also worked as a research assistant in an astrophysics laboratory. Previously, he worked on city decarbonization strategies in the San Francisco Bay Area for Menlo Spark. Originally from Northern California, Dale now lives in New York City, where he advocates for safer, more sustainable transportation options.

10:17 am-10:33 am

Charge planning for grocery distribution

Amber Putignano
ABB E-mobility

Amber Putignano was appointed Global Marketing Manager for ABB E-mobility’s Fleet and Transit business in August 2022. For more than a decade, the global business has provided a complete range of charging and infrastructure solutions from slow AC charging, DC fast charging and Ultra-fast charging to electric bus and heavy vehicle charging. She oversees the strategical and promotional activities of ABB E-mobility’s fleet charging and electrical infrastructure solutions and is passionate about the company’s ability to influence sustainable change through innovation in E-mobility. Prior to this role, Amber built ABB E-mobility’s global marketing and communications team from the ground up to support the rapid expansion of the business. She has also held various roles from sales to leading business development activities within the solar segment for ABB. Prior to joining ABB in 2010, Amber was responsible for new product development in R&D at Schneider Electric for 8 years. Amber has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina. She is currently based in the USA in Atlanta, GA.

10:33 am-10:49 am

Utility factor curves for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles: Beyond the standard assumptions

Karim Hamza
Toyota Motor North America
United States

Karim Hamza did his B.Sc. in Mechanical Design & Production (1998) and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (2001) with a specialization in Robotics at Cairo University (Cairo, Egypt). He got his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (2008, Ann Arbor, MI) with a dissertation focusing on design of vehicle structures for crashworthiness. Karim participated in several studies related to renewable energy and water desalination (post-doctoral research fellow at UM 2008-2012), did consulting work (2012-2014) for the future of mobility research division (FRD) at Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), then joined TRINA full-time in 2015. His current research interests include modeling and analysis of electrified powertrains, as well as environmental impact and societal uptake of future mobility and transportation systems.

10:49 am-11:05 am

Evaluating electric vehicle public charging utilization in the United States using the EV WATTS dataset

Ewan Pritchard
United States

Ewan Pritchard received his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and has worked extensively in the electric vehicle space for over 25 years. His primary area of focus has been in the electrification of school buses with a focus on overcoming the barriers to adoption through analysis and research. Ewan’s doctoral thesis focused on developing a fluid energy model of the overrunning case of a torque converter in response to the development of a parallel post transmission plug-in hybrid school bus. The model explained the significant loss of energy found in the commercially available 2006-2008 International Truck and Bus plug-in hybrid school buses. Ewan currently works as a Subject Matter Expert for Energetics from his home office in Raleigh, NC.