EV Site Assessment  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
8 Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)

ANL Washington DC Office

0.8 CEU

*Registration is limited to Federal Fleet Managers, Fleet Coordinators, and Facility Managers*

The EV Site Assessment Training is a regional training session hosted by NREL that is designed to provide Fleet Managers and Coordinators with the skills and knowledge to become Subject Matter Experts in Electric Vehicle Implementation. This one–day training serves as an introduction to electric vehicle technology and considerations for EVSE installation. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to select the best EVs for their fleet, as well as plan and install the necessary EVSE to serve the needs of these new vehicles.


Jesse Bennett, Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)  

Jesse Bennett joined NREL in 2019 and works in vehicle technology integration, helping fleets implement electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment. He performs site visits, makes implementation recommendations, trouble–shoots 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 and is currently working to become a licensed Professional Engineer.

Learning Objectives

  • Overview of incentives and requirements
    • Legislation (EPAct, EISA, E.O. 13834...)
  • Understand the basics of electric vehicle technology
    • EV drivetrains
    • Battery capacity and range
    • Charging calculations
  • Understand Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
    • AC vs DC
    • Industry Standards (SAE J1772 vs CHAdeMO)
    • Installation Requirements
  • Overview of GSA Options
    • GSA EV schedule options
    • EVSE BPA options
  • Understand how to perform basic EV site assessments
    • Determine vehicle needs
    • Determine necessary EVSE
    • Assess necessary equipment upgrades
  • Understand how to best implement EV programs
    • Installation options
    • Workplace charging programs
    • Utility interaction and rate overview
    • Best practices and lessons learned