Sarah Olexsak, USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


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Workplace Charging panelist at the EV Roadmap 6 conference, July 30th, 2013, Portland, OR

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  • EV Everywhere Blueprint: a “living strategic framework” that will guide DOE’s investments in the ChallengeEV Everywhere focuses on 3 areas:1. Technical targets that will bring down the price of PEVs (battery R&D; electric drive system R&D; vehicle lightweighting; and advanced climate control technologies)2. Charging Infrastructure Barriers to Overcome: Codes & standards, siting, grid integration, permitting, signage3. Education & Policy to Fuel Market Growth: Consumer education and exposure, innovative PEV ownership incentives, and increased adoption by government and private fleets
  • This Pledge calls upon America’s employers to act as Partners and make a commitment to provide PEV charging access to their workforce. At a minimum of one major employer location, Partners must assess demand, develop a plan for installation and then deploy EVSE with a best practice goal of meeting all PEV-driving employee demand. This low barrier to entry was established for a reason – we chose not to make the requirement X number of stations because it isn’t beneficial for employers to spend resources on unneeded hardware nor is it good advertising to have empty EVSE-equipped parking spots. It is more important to match demand. The plan for installation is more than just simply an evaluation of EVSE products. We want employers to think about things like the cross-cutting team that needs to be involved in the decision making process, the charging management policies that must be in place, and employee education once the units are installed.This Pledge also enlists stakeholder organizations as Ambassadors to promote and facilitate workplace charging. These ambassadors are generally larger, multi-stakeholder groups that can independently develop resources that others can use. DOE will be relying on these groups to support us in our spreading of the workplace charging message and providing support to Partners in their stakeholder groups. In support of those who undertake the Pledge, DOE will provide resources and establish an information-sharing forum. We’re asking Partners to provide us annual updates on their progress and lessons learned. Additionally, successes made by those who undertake the Pledge will be recognized through the identification of best practices.
  • The base of a company’s participation in the Challenge is the development of the Partner Plan.As a Partner, each company commits to developing a Partner Plan and establishing a robust workplace charging strategy. In addition to helping others learn from your experiences, developing this plan will help minimize barriers and smooth the way towards installing workplace charging at your organization. Program Background: Why did your company decide to pursue a WPC program?Goals and Progress: What is your company’s long-term vision for your WPC program and how will you track progress?Demand Assessment: How will your company assess your employee’s demand for WPC?Management & Policy: How will your company’s WPC program be integrated into an effective internal company policy? Internal policy development, Legal liability, Fairness issues, Parking priority, availability & etiquette, Management logistics, Energy costs and demand chargesProcurement & Installation: How will your company evaluate charging station options and work to install WPC?Understanding incentives, Understanding charging station options, Working with electrical contractors, Working with property owners, Permitting & zoning, ADA complianceActivity or Programs: What other ways is your company working to promote the deployment of EVs?
  • 48 Partners
  • 12 Ambassadors
  • Sarah Olexsak, USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

    1. 1. Workplace Charging Challenge: part of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge Sarah Olexsak, Workplace Charging Challenge Coordinator Vehicle Technologies Office Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy US Department of Energy
    2. 2. • $1.5 billion – next generation batteries • $900 million – components manufacturing & demonstration projects • 17,000+ charging stations & 9,000+ vehicles deployed American Reinvestment and Recovery Act: largest investment to support vehicle electrification in US history
    3. 3. EV Everywhere Grand Challenge: make PEVsas affordable &convenient as gasoline-powered vehicles in the next 10 years For a copy of the Blueprint, visit President Obama, March 7, 2012, Daimler Truck Manufacturing Plant, Mount Holly, North Carolina
    4. 4. Workplace charging: a critical part of the PEV deployment strategy For the big picture + Fill infrastructure gap + Grow the PEV market + Increase visibility of PEVs + Add electric VMT + Primary charge point for multi-unit/urban dwellers For the employer + Employee benefit + Corporate sustainability + Contribute to LEED certification + Keeping up with the Googles
    5. 5. Partner DOE Workplace Charging Challenge Workplace Charging Challenge: increase the number of US employers offering workplace charging by tenfold in 5 years Ambassador
    6. 6. 6 Program Background Goals and Progress Demand Assessment Management & Policy Procurement & Installation Activity or Programs Workplace Charging Challenge Partner Plan
    7. 7. Workplace Charging Challenge Partners
    8. 8. Promoting workplace charging across the country
    9. 9. Workplace Charging Challenge Ambassadors
    10. 10. Contact Sarah Olexsak Learn More Join the DOE Workplace Charging Challenge!