The EV Champion Training is a virtual training series hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory that is designed to provide fleet managers and coordinators with the skills and knowledge to become subject matter experts in electric vehicle (EV) implementation. This four-part training serves as an introduction to EV technology and considerations for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation. This course focuses on EVSE power requirements and electric utility infrastructure.
Below is a list of all of the courses in this series:
- EV Champion Training 1: EV Technology and Financial Considerations;
- EV Champion Training 2: EVSE Power and Installation Requirements;
- EV Champion Training 3: Performing EV Site Assessments; and
- EV Champion Training 4: Advanced EV Site Assessments and Operations.
Jesse Bennett, Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
Jesse Bennett works at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in vehicle technology integration, helping fleets implement electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment. He performs site visits, makes implementation recommendations, troubleshoots electric vehicle fleet projects, and develops training sessions for fleets. Prior to joining NREL, Bennett worked as a materials and standards engineer with Duquesne Light Company, where he developed standard construction drawings and material specifications for a broad range of electric distribution equipment such as transformers, switches, and cable. He also received his Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Select the best EVs for their fleets;
- Plan and install the necessary EVSE to serve the needs of these new vehicles;
- Assess fleet needs and EV alternatives;
- Determine necessary charging infrastructure based on energy needs; and
- Plan an implementation project including the installation of charging stations and necessary equipment upgrades.