|8:00 AM – 11:00 AM||Electric Vehicle Council Meeting *Council members only|
The EV Council voting members and contributors will discuss ongoing research on EV Charging Deployment Optimization, Local EV Charging Regulatory Best Practices, Consumer EV Survey, and map out the research agenda for 2022/2023.
|1:00 PM – 2:00 PM|
Welcome: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
The transportation market is large, dynamic and complex, and it is changing with the introduction of new vehicle technologies, the build-out of new supporting infrastructure, implementation of new regulations at all levels of government, and the evolution of business-to-business requirements. In the midst of all this pressure to change, it is critical to understand what is at stake and how these efforts will affect the market, consumers and the environment. This session will seek to define the challenge facing the market and set the tone for our discussions throughout the conference.
Transportation Energy Institute
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|2:00 PM – 2:45 PM|
The U.S. EPA has a significant influence on the transportation energy sector and every stakeholder pays close attention to the policies the agency pursues. From his position, Ben Hengst has a big picture perspective of what the EPA is working on now in the transportation sector. During this session, Hengst will discuss key EPA actions affecting the fuels and vehicle sectors and provide insight into what is driving policy in this area at EPA today.
Deputy Director, Office of Transportation Air Quality
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
|2:45 PM – 3:15 PM||Pit Stop Break – Networking |
|3:15 PM – 4:15 PM|
The Energy Markets and Economics of Transportation
Crude oil prices above $100. Gas prices above $4.00. Projections of peak supply and peak demand. Reports of required upgrades to the electricity transmission system to support electric vehicles. The prospect of a future hydrogen economy. What is really going on and what might we expect in the next 10-20 years? What must be done to ensure access to affordable and reliable transportation energy?
Ricardo Strategic Consulting
|4:15 PM – 5:15 PM|
Addressing the Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Market
Light duty vehicles attract a lot of attention because there are so many, they contribute the majority of transportation-related carbon emissions and their duty cycles are relatively similar across archetypes. The same cannot be said about the medium and heavy duty market and, consequently, the solutions for this sector will differ from those in the light duty sector and vary significantly between vehicle types and vocations. This session will discuss the unique challenges these market segments present and explore some of the solutions being considered and deployed.
|5:15 PM – 7:15 PM||Welcome Reception|
Wednesday, May 25
|7:30 AM – 9:00 AM||Networking Breakfast|
|9:00 AM – 9:45 AM|
Keynote Address: Embracing the Opportunities of Change
For 40 years, Hightowers Petroleum Company has navigated the changing conditions of the transportation market to become one of the leading energy supply businesses in North America, consistently embracing change and seeking new opportunities. Stephen Hightower II will share their story and explain how their core principles – economic equality, local communities and diverse perspectives – have guided their evolution and will lead them to future success as they navigate the growing demands associated with Environment, Social and Governance planning and performance.
Chief Operating Officer
Hightowers Petroleum Company
|9:45 AM – 11:00 AM|
Developing Reliable Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
With electric vehicles being seen as a critical ingredient to reducing emissions, building the infrastructure required to deliver electricity to drivers when and where they need it is a high priority. The federal government is investing $7.5 billion to support the effort and stakeholders from utilities to vehicle manufacturers to local retail business owners to working to provide service to this expanding market. But how many chargers do we need? When and where do we need them? What kind of charging capabilities do we need? How do we ensure consumer access to reliable transportation energy? These are key questions that must be answered to effectively and efficiently support EV drivers.
|11:00 AM – 11:15 AM||Pit Stop Break – Networking|
|11:15 AM – 12:15 PM|
No vehicle or energy options will have any influence on the environment if consumers do not have access to them or decide to purchase and use them. For that reason, perhaps the most critical ingredient to reducing transportation emissions will be consumer behavior and choice. What do consumers want, what are the critical elements that will drive consumer decisions regarding vehicle choice and what options might exist to guide consumers towards lower emissions options?
Vice President, Strategic Industry Initiatives
|12:15 PM – 1:30 PM||Refuel – Networking Lunch|
|1:30 PM – 2:15 PM|
Vice President Research and Technology
|2:15 PM – 3:15 PM |
The Future of Biofuels
Biofuels represent a significant low carbon fuel opportunity, yet there remain challenges that limit their ability to support the market’s effort to decarbonize. From policies to market acceptance to feedstock constraints and competition, finding a path in which we can better leverage biofuels is critical. This session will identify the primary challenges and explore opportunities to overcome them and capitalize on the benefits biofuels can deliver.
Chief Automotive Engineer
West Energy and Environment Associates
|3:15 PM – 3:45 PM||Pit Stop Break – Networking|
|3:45 PM – 5:15 PM|
The Outlook for Alternative Decarbonization Options
Addressing emissions from the transportation sector requires a holistic approach that incorporates both the vehicle attributes as well as the energy that powers them. Finding solutions to reduce carbon emissions from the wide variety of vehicles that comprise the transportation sector, as well improving emissions of the more than 270 million legacy vehicles in the U.S., requires careful consideration of a variety of options. This panel will draw upon the experience and perspective of leading experts in the transportation sector to explore what solutions might be possible and feasible in the coming years.
|5:15 PM – 7:00 PM||Networking Reception|
|7:30 PM – 9:30 PM||Board of Directors Dinner *Board members only|
Thursday, May 26
|7:00 AM – 8:00 AM||Networking Breakfast |
|8:00 AM- 8:45 AM|
One of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world, Toyota has been a leader in technology innovation including hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles. In its pursuit of a decarbonized future, the company has adopted a multi-pronged approach seeking to leverage different powertrains and fuels to capitalize on opportunities throughout its diverse vehicle lineup. Monte Kaehr, Group Vice President for Advanced Mobility Research and Development at Toyota Motor
North America, will join FUELS2022 to describe the approach Toyota has adopted, discuss some of the key technologies it seeks to leverage and explain why Toyota believes this approach is the most effective way to achieve its decarbonization objectives.
Group Vice President Advanced Research and Development
Toyota Motor North America
|8:45 AM – 10:00 AM|
Roundtable Discussion: Reflecting Upon the Paths to Decarbonization
Members of the Transportation Energy Institute Board of Advisors will reflect on the discussions that took place during FUELS2022 and provide their perspective on the state of the market in a moderated, fire-side chat style session.
|10:30 AM- 12:00 PM||Board of Advisors Meeting *Transportation Energy Institute contributors welcome|
|12:45 PM-2:00 PM ||Board of Directors Meeting *Board members only |