Pioneering the Future of EV Charging Tech Talk and Tour
Tuesday, June 25
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Detroit Smart Parking Lab

1701 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48216

SAE Detroit Section, in conjunction with Detroit Smart Parking Lab, is thrilled to host a groundbreaking tech talk presentation and tour provided by Jim Saber, CEO of NextEnergy and Kevin Bopp, CEO of Park Rite. NextEnergy and Park Rite partner as operators of Detroit Smart Parking Lab. They will discuss the diverse landscape of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions and explore innovation in this rapidly evolving field.

NextEnergy has spearheaded collaborative efforts with industry leaders to revolutionize EV charging. From development to demonstration, they’ve been at the forefront of pioneering various charging technologies.

The innovative solutions that will be discussed aren't just futuristic concepts—they're already transforming the landscape of EV charging infrastructure. Kevin will connect the dots with his perspective to understand how these advancements shape the infrastructure needs of tomorrow, paving the way for a seamless transition to electric mobility. He’ll dive into the operational intricacies of managing the pros and cons of various charging technologies, and how they contribute to a more efficient and sustainable energy ecosystem.

Jim and Kevin will examine:

  • Static and Dynamic Wireless Charging: Say goodbye to cumbersome cables with cutting-edge wireless charging solutions
  • DC Fast Charging: Empowering quicker, more convenient charging experiences
  • Bi-directional Charging: Unlocking the potential for EVs to not only consume but also feed energy back into the grid
  • Smart Charging: Harnessing intelligent algorithms to optimize charging schedules and minimize grid strain
  • Mobile Charging: Bringing flexibility and accessibility to EV charging wherever you are
  • Charging as a Component of Virtual Power Plants: Integrating EVs into the energy ecosystem to enhance grid stability and resilience

Agenda
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Networking and Refreshments

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Pioneering the Future of EV Charging: Relevance and Impact
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tour of Detroit Smart Parking Lab’s Demos

Important Note: Registration will close June 18 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after June 11.

For more information, email Cassandra Irick or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 6.

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