The University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleThe Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy

Electrifying the Vehicle Market in the Southeast – May 2-3, 2013

On May 2-3, a conference for policy makers, automotive industry representatives, researchers, and stakeholders, was held at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. The conference focused on electric drive vehicles (battery, hydrogen fuel cell, plug-in hybird) and their impact on energy, climate change and local air pollution, along with the issues of market acceptance, cost, infrastructure, technological hurdles, etc.  This conference was sponsored by:

UT Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Dept. Of Energy, Clean Cities Program, Tennessee Energy Education Initiative*, Nissan, TNSCORE, UT College of Engineering, FedEx, and the University of Tennessee’s Office of Research, Ctr. for Transportation Research, Institute for a Secure & Sustainable Environment, and Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

We will post a PDF of the presentations as we receive permission to do so.You can view the program here:  May 2-3 Program and presentations follow below.

David Greene, Senior Fellow, Baker Center Transitions to Alternative Vehicle and Fuels
Report of the NRC Committee
… 8:45 am – May 2

Wade Crowfoot, CA Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan  Vision … 9 am – May 2

John O’Dell, Edmunds.com Market Trends …  10:15 am – May 2

Matthew Shirk, Idaho National Laboratory In-Use Performance ... 10:15 am – May 2

Mike Tamor, Ford Motor Co. Customer Acceptance …  11 am – May 2

Chris Cherry, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee Infrastructure Market Barriers … 1:30pm – May 2

Katie Drye, Transportation Project Manager, Advanced Energy Corp. Market Barriers on the Supply/Infrastructure Side … 1:30 pm – May 2

Greg Dierkers, Program Director, Environment, Energy and Transportation, National Governors Association Why Governors Care About Electric Vehicles … 2:30 – May 2

Kathryn Zyla, Georgetown Climate Ctr   Federal & State Policy …   2:30 pm – May 2

David L. Bodde, Professor, Department of Automotive Engineering, Clemson University Sustainable Intent … 2:30pm – May 2

Don Francis, Clean Cities Atlanta Utility Planning … 3:45 pm – May 2

John Lyons, Director Division of Air Quality, State of Kentucky KY Electric Vehicles … 3:45 – May 2

Dan Howe, Assistant City Manager, Raleigh, NC City of Raleigh Electric Vehicle Programs … 3:45 pm – May 2

Jennifer Taraskiewicz, SC Energy  What’s Working, What’s Not …  3:45 pm – May 2

Jake Tisinger, City of Knoxville  Charging Stations …   3:45 pm – May 2

Michael Lord, Toyota Technical Ctr. Effectiveness of Fiscal Incentives and Mandates … 8:30 am – May 3

Andrew Frye, Power Utilization Engineer, Technology Innovation, TVA   Infrastructures Role in Overcoming Market Barriers … 9:30 am – May 3

Joachim Taiber, Clemson University Overcoming Market Barriers …  9:30 am – May 3

Linda Bluestein, Co-Director National Clean Cities, U.S. Department of Energy CC Strategies … 10:30am – May 3

Anne-Louise Seabury, Florida Power & Light  Marketing, Education …  10:30 am – May 3

Amy Lopez, Director, Go Electric Drive, Electric Drive Transportation Association Accelerate the Good … 10:30 am – May 3

* This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-EE0000160. CDFA 81.041.