Transportation Electrification Virtual Forum

Change drivers and success strategies for the future of mobility

June 22, 2021- Online

According to a recent BNEF report, there will be over 500 different EV models available globally by 2022, and 54 million EVs on the road by 2040 -- up from from 1.7 million today. These trends have major implications for fleet operators, car manufacturers, cities, utilities, and charging infrastructure providers around the world. Understanding the challenges and positioning today for the future is critical for achieving success in the emerging electrified transportation ecosphere.

The online Transportation Electrification Virtual Forum, on June 22, 2021 convenes top thought leaders and innovators to examine how growing EV adoption rates will impact stakeholders across the spectrum, with emphasis on emerging technologies, opportunities and challenges. Business models and programs designed to ensure widespread EV adoption and optimization for all parties involved will be a particular focus of this Forum.

Topics to be Addressed Include:

  • Market trends, drivers, challenges and opportunities
  • Trends in EV adoption and implications for utilities
  • Charging infrastructure deployment and strategies
  • Providing incentives to increase consumer demand for EVs
  • EV technology innovations and battery advances
  • Autonomous vechicles (AVs) developments and pilots
  • Integration of EV charging into microgrids
  • Energy storage and EV charging
  • Fleet electrification - estimating total cost of ownership
  • Implementng an end-to-end EV program
  • Impact of EVs on grid operations and planning
  • The business case for transportation electrification
  • Accommodating customer needs while meeting operational requirements
  • Modeling and grid architecture planning
  • Latest in smart charging and wireless charging
  • Municipal perspectives and initiatives
  • EV manufacturer perspectives and initiatives
  • And more

100% Online, 100% Interactive

Powered by GoToMeeting the secure virtual platform allows for live interaction between speakers and fellow attendees via audio, video, chat and PowerPoint presentation. Attendees have the opportunity to view the attendee list and set up meetings & introductions with fellow registrants, facilitated by SGO.

Breaks between sessions allow for plenty of networking time, and streaming recordings of all presentations will be available post-confernece for on-demand viewing by registered participants.

Forum Audience:

  • Network strategists and executives at investor-owned, municipal, and rural utilities
  • Grid operations engineers and planners
  • EV program managers and fleet managers
  • Service and network planners
  • Consultants and system integrators
  • EV manufacturers and charging network operators
  • Regulatory and standards professionals
  • Technology innovators and equipment vendors
  • Energy storage, communications, and power control solutions providers
  • Urban planners and municipal transporation analysts
  • Researchers, analysts and university professionals
  • Renewable energy providers and technology vendors
  • Financial and venture capital professionals


  • Carter J. Prescott, Director of Electrification, Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Prashanthi Rao Raman, Director, Global Government Affairs, Cruise, LLC
  • Taylor Marvin, EV Rate Strategy Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Daniel Simounet, Vice President, Transportation Sector, Americas Region, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
  • Joanna Hamblin, Sr. Marketing Manager, Motiv Power System
  • Dr. Alex Holland, Senior Technology Analyst, Energy Storage, IDTechEx
  • Abel Zacharie, Product Manager, Flo
  • Jerry Quandt, Executive Director, Illinois Autonomous Vehicle Association
9am - 5pm CDT

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Event details
Organizer :SGO
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Online Event
Reference :ASDE-22847