Mark Duvall is director, electrification and customer solutions, at EPRI. Chelsea Sexton is an electric vehicle advisor. Tony Posawatz is the CEO of Invictus iCAR LLC. Ed Kjaer is the CEO of CMK Consulting LLC.
PUF brings you a taste of the Electrification Virtual Summit, with excerpts from plenary sessions held each day.
The rubber meets the road in the coming decade. Electrification has arrived in every aspect of transportation, giving customers and fleets unprecedented options. Here, EV pioneers engaged in a vibrant discussion of how we meet ambitious societal goals for the electrification of transportation.
Moderated by EPRI's Mark Duvall, director, electrification and customer solutions, on the panel were Chelsea Sexton, electric vehicle advisor, Tony Posawatz, CEO, Invictus iCAR LLC, and Ed Kjaer, CEO, CMK Consulting LLC.
EPRI's Mark Duvall: We have a long way to go to achieving close to total transportation electrification by 2050. It won't be easy. What are the critical challenges yet to be addressed by auto manufacturers, electric utilities, EV infrastructure companies, and other organizations?
EV Advisor Chelsea Sexton: The single biggest challenge facing vehicle electrification today is lack of product. By that, I mean, variety, but also geographic distribution. It's a little ironic to mention in light of the unveiling of the GMC Hummer and the Volkswagen ID.4, various EVs that are coming.