EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Lecture Sessions

8C - Powering Commercial Fleets

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

9:45 am - 11:15 am

9:45 am-10:05 am

A smart charging system to efficiently run EV fleets

Sasha Gohlke
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

Sascha Gohlke is a researcher in the Data Centric Software Systems research group at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Prior to that, he completed a double-degree program with a Master's degree in Business Information Systems from the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in Germany and a Master's degree in Computer Sciences from the Linnaeus University in Sweden.

10:05 am-10:25 am

Medium and heavy duty fleet electrification planning & assessment for utilities

Jennifer Kwong
United States

Jennifer Kwong is a technical leader on the transportation team at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California. She received her master’s in transportation system engineering and urban planning from the University of California, Irvine, and her bachelors’ in civil engineering and geography from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her current work at EPRI focuses on translating passenger, medium, and heavy-duty vehicle behavior into load shapes for utility planning purposes to help the electric grid prepare for transportation electrification.

10:25 am-10:45 am

Solving the charging challenge for commercial electric fleets

Pamela MacDougall
Environmental Defense Fund
United States

Dr. Pamela MacDougall is Environmental Defense Fund’s national lead on grid modernization policies and regulations that both bolster the widespread use of clean energy technologies in medium and heavy-duty transport and improve energy reliability through deployment of localized microgrid systems. She currently focuses on working to advance the integration of medium and heavy duty zero emissions vehicles into the national electric grid and ensuring the deployment of community-based sustainable microgrids in the Caribbean.

10:25 am-10:45 am

Solving the charging challenge for commercial electric fleets

Aravind Kailas
Volvo Group
United States

Dr. Aravind Kailas is the Advanced Technology Policy Director at Volvo Group, where he oversees policy development and public affairs campaigns to further Volvo’s interests in automation, connectivity, and electromobility. Additionally, Dr. Kailas manages the Group’s engagement in California, and has been pivotal in launching numerous high-visibility initiatives in the state. He has also successfully advocated for many federal and state policies to develop the market for zero-emission heavy-duty trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles in the U.S., and spearheaded the infrastructure deployment for introducing Volvo’s electric trucks in North America.

10:45 am-11:05 am

Flexibility potential of smart charging of electric trucks and buses

Christian Will
Daimler Truck AG

Christian Will has been working at Mercedes-Benz Cars and Daimler Trucks for seven years. He is responsible for liaising between European utilities and logistics customers as well as enabling the electrification of the transportation sector. Christian obtained a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and is currently working on his PhD at KIT and the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on electric vehicles and power markets.