PEV Collaborative Hosted Webinars

The PEV Collaborative offers a series of webinars to address different plug-in electric vehicle areas of interest.  See upcoming 2016 webinars or recordings and information about 2015 webinars.

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2016 Webinars

May 24 - Change Happens - What's New and Coming from the State of California

Webinar with three state agency representatives talking about their “to-do list” for helping deploy zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in California. Recent actions and what’s on tap for the new fiscal year were discussed, including:

  • California’s Road Charge Pilot Project where Caltrans is testing ways to replace California’s gas tax with a fee-based program based on the distance drivers travel or a period of time they use the roads.
  • New California accessibility amendments adopted by the Building Standards Commission for electric vehicle charging stations at publicly funded buildings, hotels, commercial facilities, public housing, school districts, and temporary and emergency buildings and facilities.
  • Changes at GO-Biz to focus on charging infrastructure, and how business and industry can be involved.

Featured Speakers:

  • Brady Tacdol, Project Manager, Caltrans
  • Dennis Corelis, Deputy State Architect, Department of the State Architect
  • Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director of ZEV Infrastructure, Governor’s Office of Business Development 

Webinar Resources

March 29 - EV Chargers as Utility Infrastructure: Let the Pilots Begin!

Two of California's largest utilities are launching pilot programs to increase electric vehicle charging and grid flexibility in their service areas. During this webinar, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison representatives talked about the scope of their pilot programs including:

  • Target sites and priority areas in each region
  • Plans for engagement with disadvantaged communities
  • Equipment types and ownership
  • Market awareness and education

Webinar Resources:

February 23 - Plug-in Electric Vehicles 101

If you think CHAdeMO is a hip-hop singer and "networked chargers" refers to PayPal, this is the webinar for you! In this fun and friendly webinar, we'll get out of the weeds and explain in plain language the equipment, terminology and process for installing a charger at your property. Topics included:

  • The basic difference between a plug-in hybrid and a full-electric car
  • Types of chargers and charger lingo
  • Payment, networking and installation considerations
  • Incentives for vehicles and charging stations
  • Resources from the PEV Collaborative

Speakers

  • Kenneth Mak, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • Joel Pointon, JRP Charge, Multi-unit Dwelling Charing Consultant (JRPcharge@gmail.com)

Resources from the Webinar 

2015 Webinars

October 27 - Taking Turns:  How to Share Electric Vehicle Chargers

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (PST)
How can you encourage people to share the plug?
The answers in 60 minutes

We all have a story to share about the person who unplugged a car to plug theirs in. Or the car that was parked all day at the charging station. How about the new PEV driver who doesn’t know the rotation at the company chargers? This webinar will address ideas for making common etiquette common knowledge. Topics include: 

  • How do companies, parking garages or multifamily dwellings make the rules known? 
  • Who plays the role of enforcer? Do rewards or penalties work?
  • What happens when the cars parked at the charger don’t belong to an employee or tenant?
  • What should cities think about when it comes to street or garage parking? 

Speakers

  • Greg Haddow, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Justina Hyland, Adobe
  • Kristi Jacobsen Brodd, Advanced Energy

Resources from the Webinar 

September 22 - Title 24: Building Codes for Plug-in Electric Vehicles

The DSA accessibility resources for EV charging stations is now online at http://www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/Programs/progAccess/accessmanual
Whether you’re a builder, permitter or city government, you need to know how provisions in the CALGreen code effect you. This free 60-minute webinar will include an overview of CALGreen, the California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11, Title 24) and the existing electric vehicle (EV) standards for commercial and residential occupancies.  Representatives from state agencies and industry stakeholders will discuss the proposed standards for the 2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle, which is currently in progress.  Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions during the webinar. Topics include:

  • Current EV charging building standards (residential and non-residential)

  • Technical details and cost analysis to update the standards
  • Suggested code changes and future code cycle updates

Speakers

  • Enrique M. Rodriguez, CA Building Standards Commission
  • Dana Papke Waters, Air Resources Board
  • Stoyan Bumbalov, CA  Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Ed Pike, Energy Solutions

Resources from the Webinar 


September 9 - Get Involved:  Proposed Accessibility Standards for EV Charging Spaces
The DSA accessibility resources for EV charging stations is now online at http://www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/Programs/progAccess/accessmanual 

The Building Standard Commission will be considering new disabled accessibility building standards for electric vehicle charging stations. The new building standards are being proposed by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) as part of the code adoption cycle for the 2016 California Building Code.  At this webinar you will hear from Dennis Corelis, Deputy State Architect, about the proposal and have an opportunity to ask questions and learn how you can make comments on these pending standards.  The initial open comment period ends Sept. 28, 2015.

Resources from the Webinar

DSA-AC 01/15: California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24

For questions or more information about the proposed standards, contact Dennis Corelis, Deputy State Architect at Dennis.corelis@dgs.ca.gov or at 916-445-4167

August 25 - Paying for Juice

Are you thinking about adding an electric vehicle charger, but have questions about the costs? Do you want to know how other multi-unit dwellings, workplaces and publicly accessible locations are handling fees and payments for drivers using the chargers? How about about case studies and creative solutions for providing charging for your tenants or employees?

At this webinar we heard from a few of the companies that supply chargers and charging networks about:

  • Costs and associated fees for buying or leasing their chargers
  • Ongoing operation and maintenance costs
  • Determining how (or if) to charge users for electrons
  • Methods of billing and payment

Resources from the webinar

Presentations 

July 28 - PEV Charging 101

If you think CHAdeMO is a hip-hop singer and "networked chargers" refers to PayPal, this is the webinar for you! In this fun and friendly webinar, we'll get out of the weeds and explain in plain language the equipment, terminology and process for installing a charger at your property. Topics included:

  • The basic difference between a plug-in hybrid and a full-electric car
  • Types of chargers and charger lingo
  • Payment, networking and installation considerations
  • Business benefits
  • Resources from the PEV Collaborative

Resources from the Webinar

 


June 23 - EV Charging:  What Every Small Business Should Know

Sales of plug-in electric vehicles climb every month, and automakers continue to introduce new PEV models that appeal to a wide range of buyers. PEV drivers "refill" their cars when the car is parked and the driver is doing something else--eating, working, sleeping, playing.

 This webinar addressed:

  • The state of the market: Who's buying PEVs and where do they live?
  • The business benefits of offering car charging
  • Costs and financing for charger installation
  • Case studies and real-life examples

Resources from the Webinar