SAE Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Conference

Free |  On-Demand

The Third-Annual Digital Conference Supporting and Accelerating Infrastructure Development

Hear from the Policymakers and Innovators Who are Charging Ahead

In 2022, more than 750,000* new light EVs were registered in the U.S. This promising trend shows that the mobility sector is making significant strides toward net zero emissions. However, without a national charging network to support this growth, many consumers are reluctant to make the switch. 
Across the U.S., from Tennessee to Wisconsin to Brooklyn, forward-thinking transportation officials, engineers, and entrepreneurs are finding innovative ways to scale charging. We’re gathering them together for the third edition of our popular conference. 

If you’re involved in designing, planning, or building transportation infrastructure, please join us! This FREE digital event is packed with actionable strategies for meeting growing demand, taken from diverse communities nationwide.

*Experian, February 2022

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Accelerating Pennsylvania’s Transition to Sustainable Transportation, sponsored by Nexus at University of Michigan Engineering

Explore the unique ways that Pennsylvania organizations are working to accelerate the state’s transition to sustainable transportation.

A Climate-Change Scorecard for US Non-Commercial Driver Education

The Climate Change Scorecard evaluates eco-driving in state-sponsored non-commercial Driving License Manuals (DLMs) and the results are revealing. Despite 33 US states (66%) with extant climate change commitments, almost the same percentage (62%) of states received a “D” grade and entirely omitted to mention driver influence on fuel consumption and emissions and only five states (10%) received an “A” grade with substantive eco-driving measures in their DLMs. There is thus significant scope for eco-driving content in DLMs, which can range from the state’s communicating climate change commitments to how drivers influence fuel consumption through their driving practices, to empowering drivers with strategies they can adopt to save fuel and money and reduce emissions.

Testing Charging Stations with Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation Systems

In the rapidly evolving EC Ecosystem, focusing on testing charging stations is critical to ensure their reliability and functionality. HIL simulators offer a controlled and efficient environment for these tests. These simulators can replicate real-world scenarios such as various EV models, the evaluation of charging speed, various power levels, compatibility with different charging standards, and other charging parameters. Additionally, HIL simulators enable thorough testing of software components, such as user interfaces and communication protocols. This session will focus on the building blocks of a Charging HIL Simulation system that allows the simulation of the electric vehicle as well as the charging equipment on signal level and power level, offering a powerful workflow to bring electric vehicle behavior on power level to the lab.

How V2G Can Support the Grid in an Increasingly Electric-Reliant Society

EVs are putting more load than ever on the grid. How can we help prepare the power infrastructure for this wave of electrical demand? Explore potential solutions like V2G and bidirectional charging—utilizing EVs as distributed energy resources—to ensure a more stable power grid going forward.

SAE J2894 PEV Power Quality Task Force Update

EV Charging Reliability & Responsible Data Management

Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Conductive Charging Task Force

Wisconsin's EV Charging Readiness

Learn about the latest developments and upcoming projects all around Wisconsin's EV charging infrastructure.

Urban Curbside Charging

Tens of millions of Americans live in dense cities; in apartments and row homes that don't have garages or parking spots. 15 months ago, New York City launched a pilot program that brought curbside chargers to several city streets to address the problem of how EV owners who live in apartments can easily charge their EVs since they don't have their own personal garages. This session will examine this program and how the multiple agencies and organizations collaborated to get this it off the ground.

Installing and Managing EV Charging Under Infrastructure Constraints

This session explores installation approaches that bring down costs and allow a path to scalability, smart load balancing to make the most efficient use of existing infrastructure, and an intelligent approach to ensure the lowest cost of charging for the built environment.

Tennessee Corridor Fast Charging Network

In 2021 the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs [TDEC OEP]) announced a partnership to develop a statewide EV fast-charging network to power the growth of EVs across Tennessee and reduce barriers to transportation electrification. Specifically, the two have signed an agreement to collaborate and fund a network of fast-charging stations every 50 miles along Tennessee’s interstates and major highways. This initiative will add approximately 50 new charging locations, tripling the existing fast-charging network. For reference, as of February 2021, there were only 24 fast-charging locations operating in Tennessee that were open to all consumers and supported both charging standards common to EVs.

Kansas's EV Infrastructure

Learn about the latest developments and upcoming projects all around Kansas's EV charging infrastructure.

The North America Charging (Tesla) Standard

After years of different EVs needing different chargers, it was announced that the North American Charging Standard (NACS), currently being standardized as SAE J3400 and also known as ‘the Tesla charging standard’, has been opened for use to other manufacturers. This session provides the latest updates on NACS as numerous EV manufacturers prep for 2025 when their electric vehicles in North America will be equipped with the NACS charge port.

Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-in/Electric Vehicles

The SAE J2954 standard establishes an industry-wide specification that defines acceptable criteria for interoperability, electromagnetic compatibility, EMF, minimum performance, safety, and testing for wireless power transfer (WPT) of light-duty plug-in electric vehicles.

Megawatt Charging System for Electric Vehicles Task Force (J3271)

Evaluation of Utility EV Charging Station Infrastructure Programs

Managed EV charging will one day be a leading climate change success story. Electric utility-run EV infrastructure charging programs offer a promising glimpse into a different future. Let's learn some stories and insights from the front lines of EM&V of some of the largest and highest-profile programs.

Joint Office and NEVI Update

Join Steve Lommele, Communications and Education Program Manager, The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office), as he provides updates on the many Joint Office and NEVI projects.

Certification Challenges with Implementing NACS

As many OEM’s have switched charging protocols to support the Tesla/NACS interface, product safety certifications must be considered. Existing chargers in the field may need to be retrofitted with the NACS Interface, but protocols involve more than the physical connector. What are your options when updating your product safety certifications for field deployed units or running factory changes?

Explore Additional SAE Resources Supporting Electrified Vehicles

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