EV Technology and Financial Considerations  

Education Type: 
Live Online
1.5 Hours
10:30 AM -12:00 PM (ET)
0.2 CEU

EV Technology and Financial Considerations is one in a four-part virtual training series hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory designed to provide fleet managers and coordinators with skills and knowledge to become subject matter experts in electric vehicle (EV) implementation. Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to select the best EVs for their fleet, as well as plan for the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) that will serve the needs of these new vehicles. This webinar will focus on introducing the basics of EV technology and financial considerations important for agencies considering fleet electrification.


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 training, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of EV technology (i.e., EV drivetrains, batteries, EVSE, and EV charging);
  • Know what costs impact fleet electrification (EV life cycle cost analysis, EVSE, and utility bill analysis);
  • Gain an understanding of U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) options (i.e., GSA EV schedule options; and EVSE blank purchase agreement options.
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