EV Champion Training 1: Electric Vehicle Technology and Financial Considerations  

Education Type: 
2 Hours
0.3 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

The Electric Vehicle (EV) Champion Training Series is hosted by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and designed to provide fleet managers and coordinators with the skills and knowledge to become subject matter experts in EV implementation. The first of this four-part training focuses on the importance of EV technology and financial considerations for agencies considering fleet electrification, and serves as an introduction to electric vehicle technology and considerations for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation.

Below is a list of all of the courses in this series:


Leidy Boyce, Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Lab  

Leidy Boyce joined NREL in 2020 and works in vehicle technology integration office, she works closely with fleet vehicle data helping fleets implement electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment to achieve fleet electrification goals. Prior to joining NREL, Leidy worked as a geoscientist in the oil and gas industry, evaluating oil and gas reserves from electrical, acoustic, and nuclear logging tools, supported field engineering operations, and assisted clients on establishing field development strategies.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the basics of electric vehicle technology (EV drivetrains, battery capacity and range, EVSE and EV charging);
  • Identify what costs impact fleet electrification (EV lifecycle cost analysis, EVSE and utility bill analysis); and
  • Review U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Options (GSA EV schedule options, EVSE blanket purchase agreement (BPA) options).
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: