Future of EV charging Infrastructure Summit highlights and on-demand recording
Future of EV charging Infrastructure Summit was a 1-day networking event with revolutionary keynotes, case studies, and panels.
It brought together experts from the fields of E-mobility, Innovation, Sustainability, Utility, R&D to discuss how E-charging Infrastructure will support the growth of E-mobility shortly. A one of a kind forum to benchmark, to gain valuable insights about the challenges for building an E-charging infrastructure in a unified environment through smart planning with industry leaders from the field of Utilities & Power Generation, Transmission System Operators, Automotive OEMs, Oil & Gas operators, and more.
EV charging is very important in today’s world as it progresses towards growth. That is why Group Futurista, a leading global events company, found a great need to host this summit for helping people gain insight into this new evolving topic. This virtual event took place on 14th December 2021. The event was specially meant for Network Strategists, Grid Operations, Grid Engineers, Grid Planners, EV Program Managers, EV Fleet Managers, Technology Officer, Innovation Officer, Development Officer, Operational Research, and others. This event provided tips, importance, and trends in vehicle-2-grid from the industry’s topmost leaders and practitioners.
Baerte de Brey, Vice President bij AVERE, The European Association for Electromobility talked about the vision of his company. “Charging electric vehicles is not a challenge, rather it can be a solution for a smooth rollout,” said Baerte de Brey. “In the near future, all new cars sold must be electric by 2030. This is political ambition and must be accomplished.” This was not only said in national regard but also considered the European trend.
It was also mentioned by Baerte de Brey that in December 2021, 25% of the cars sold were electric. He explained the importance of standardization and interoperability in the industry.
Fapanni Claudio, ISA GPS Sales Director, Nidec discussed the near future of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure. “The overall electricity demand by Electric Vehicle is linked to main two parameters i.e. number of Battery Electric vehicles circulating and the power to charge of BEV,” said Fapanni Claudio. He also stated that it is difficult to predict how much power demand will be distributed geographically and hourly as the needs may vary in different locations.” He also discussed the advantages of smart and green charging which involved maximum efficiency with a direct connection at DC level and no losing efficiency in DC-AC-DC conversions.
Giles Kinnersley, Account Director, Head of Commercial EV charging at Connected Kerb brought up that 84% more public charging is needed, 67% overnight charging facility has to be increased for a better EV charging facility. He also discussed some products that provide consistent performance for charging Electric vehicles.
Bas Dubois, Managing Director Benelux, Volvo Buses mentioned that they have an aim to be completely fossil-free by 2050. For this, they need all their products to be carbon-neutral by 2040. They are starting to work on this now.
The event showcased the need to transform the car transportation industry and how we can make this transformation. Various benefits of EV Charging were also discussed and surely gave an insight to all the attendees.