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AABTAM Symposium
Advanced Automotive Battery Technology, Application and Market
Wednesday, February 5 to Friday February 7, 2014

AABC 2014 - AABTAM Symposium: Advanced Automotive Battery Technology, Application and Market - Session 5

Session 5:

EV Technology, Logistics and Infrastructure

While the largest obstacle to the expansion of vehicle electrification clearly relates to the difficulty for battery technology to compete with the simple device it means to replace--the gasoline tank--there are other notable technological, commercial, and logistics issues. In this session, EV and infrastructure developers and related stakeholders will discuss plans to address the technological and commercial challenges inherent in vehicle electrification, including: charging technology, grid integration, infrastructure, logistics, and environmental impact.

Mark S. Duvall


Session Chairman:

Mark S. Duvall, Director, Energy Utilization, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)


Mark Duvall is responsible for EPRI's research and development program for electric transportation, including electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicle programs and related advanced infrastructure. He oversees a number of partnerships and collaborations between EPRI and electric utilities, automotive companies, local, state, and federal agencies, national laboratories, and academic research institutions. Prior to joining EPRI, Mark held the position of Principal Development Engineer at the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Center of the University of California, Davis. He has worked in the field of advanced transportation since 1990 and has led the development of several prototype advanced vehicles. He holds B.S and M.S degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

  1. The Future of Energy Infrastructure
    Daniel Kok, Manager, Advanced Electrified Powertrain Systems, Ford Motor Co.
  2. The Business of EV Charging - Who's Going to Deploy Infrastructure and Why
    Richard Lowenthal, Founder and Chief Technical Officer, ChargePoint
  3. Infrastructure Development in Georgia
    Ben Echols, Manager Electric Transportation Program, Georgia Power
  4. Plug-In Electric Vehicle Infrastructure – Status on Deployment and Technology Development
    Mark Duvall, Director, Energy Utilization, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)