UC San Diego built the world’s largest and most diverse university EV charging network and a user base of more than 2500 unique customers. How’d they do it? Deep partnerships among campus transportation, university’s research enterprise, industry, and grant-making entities all played a role and a laser focus on customer needs and infrastructure efficiency allowed them to go further and faster than their peers. Participants will learn how the UC San Diego team fine-tuned their recipe for success and how they’re both shaping user-behavior and EV parking demand. With the national discussion shifting toward infrastructure funding, you don’t want to miss this discussion on how to best position your program and new funding opportunities that are on the horizon.
Learning objective: Participants will learn how to develop a comprehensive EV charging strategy, including technology selection, charger placement, and policy development/enforcement along with strategies to stimulate EV adoption.
Key takeaway: Viewing investment through the eyes of current and potential customers is essential to success. New technologies, including adaptive load management and higher-capacity batteries, are fundamentally shifting the way EV parking needs to be delivered. 1 CAPP POINT