Poster Spotlight: Electrifying Mobility: The Race to Deploy Critical Charging Networks
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
1:50 PM – 2:00 PM PDT
Location: Speakers Corner, Booth #11024, Level 1, Venetian Expo Hall
Description and Background: According to BloombergNEF’s recently released Electric Vehicle Outlook 2022, there are now almost 20 million passenger EVs on the road across consumer and commercial segments. In global markets, EVs have seen a steady rise in recent years and demand is projected to exponentially increase as the market matures and more options become available to consumers.
But as unprecedented EV growth continues, countries must ramp up the deployment of charging ports to power new electric cars on the road. This poses a big infrastructure challenge for the US when, according to the Department of Energy, there are currently fewer than 49,000 public EV charging sites nationally but more than 150,000 gas stations. According to a report released by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in late 2021, nearly three times more EV chargers need to be installed each quarter along highway corridors or in publicly accessible spots to meet US President Joe Biden's goal of having 500,000 charging ports in place by 2030.
During this panel discussion, representatives from Energize Ventures, Duke Energy, and Sitetracker, a US-based deployment operations software company whose customers operate nearly 50% of all US EV charging ports, will discuss how policy is impacting market growth and creating both challenges and opportunities for utilities as a critical player in the race to deploy this vital infrastructure. They will also discuss actionable best practices to rapidly deploy EV charging networks at speed and scale, and the top considerations when choosing software to not only support, but accelerate deployment.