EV Champion Training 1: EV Technology and Financial Considerations  

Education Type: 
Live Online
2 Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
2.0 CEU

EV Champion Training is a virtual training series hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory that is designed to provide fleet managers and coordinators with the skills and knowledge to become subject matter experts in electric vehicle (EV) implementation. This four-part training serves as an introduction to EV technology and considerations for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation. This webinar focuses on introducing the basics of EV technology and financial considerations important for agencies considering fleet electrification.

This training is part of a sequential series. The recommended order of completion is:

  • EV Champion Training 1: EV Technology and Financial Considerations;
  • EV Champion Training 2: EVSE Power And Installation Requirements;
  • EV Champion Training 3: EV Site Assessments; and
  • EV Champion Training 4: Advanced Fleet Electrification.
  • Instructor

    Jesse Bennett, Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

    Jesse Bennett works at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in vehicle technology integration, helping fleets implement electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment. He performs site visits, makes implementation recommendations, troubleshoots electric vehicle fleet projects, and develops training sessions for fleets. Prior to joining NREL, Bennett worked as a materials and standards engineer with Duquesne Light Company, where he developed standard construction drawings and material specifications for a broad range of electric distribution equipment such as transformers, switches, and cable. He also received his Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

    • Select the best EVs for their fleets;
    • Plan and install the necessary EVSE to serve the needs of these new vehicles;
    • Distinguish which costs impact fleet electrification;
    • Perform EV life cycle cost and utility bill analysis; and
    • Recognize GSA EV schedule and EVSE BPA options.
    Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: