Mid-Atlantic Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Summit

On April 30, 2019, DVRPC hosted the Mid-Atlantic Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Summit, a day of presentations and discussions co-organized with experts from the Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle (PH&EV) Research Center of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (California).

The summit opened with an update on the most recent research on EV uptake and driver behavior. It then moved to a discussion of local charging, including presentation of the DVRPC/UC Davis EV Planning Toolkit results. The next session was on charging for long distance travel. Additional sessions were held on EV charging and its relationship to the electricity industry, and on the relationship between EV charging demand and transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft, as well as autonomous vehicles.

The workshop closed with a discussion of the role of the public sector in EV charging.


  1. Welcome - Barry Seymour, Executive Director, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

  2. Overview of Day - Robert Graff, Manager, Office of Energy & Climate Change Initiatives (OECCI), DVRPC

    Slides [1.1 MB pdf]
  3. Research Update - Gil Tal, PH.D., Director, PH&EV Research Center, University of California, Davis

    Slides [0.8 MB pdf]
    • Discussion/Q&A

  4. Local Charging - L1/L2 home, workplace, away from home/work, local DCFC - Rob Graff, moderator

    • Factors Driving Community-Based EV Infrastructure Requirements: Lessons from Moedling Efforts - Matt Moniot, Research Engineer, NREL

      Slides [3.5 MB pdf]
    • Evaluating Local Demand for Public EV Charging - Stacy Noblet, Senior Director, Transportation, ICF

      Slides [0.2 MB pdf]
    • UC Davis/DVRPC Electric Vehicle Planning Toolkit - Adam Beam, Research Analyst, OECCI, DVRPC

      Slides [2.4 MB pdf]
      • Discussion/Q&A - PANEL: Gil Tal, Adam Beam, Matt Moniot, Stacy Noblet, Jeff Perlman (NJTPA)

  5. Charging For Long Distance Travel - Demand, Location, Costs, Logistics, Data Needs - Rob Graff, moderator

    • Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) Tool - Luke Hellgren, Policy Analyst, M.J. Bradley & Associates LLC

      Slides [1.1 MB pdf]
    • UC Davis/DVRPC Electric Vehicle Planning Toolkit Long Distance Module - Gil Tal

      Slides [2.4 MB pdf]
      • Discussion/Q&A - PANEL: Luke Hellgren, Gil Tal, Nancy Ryan, Alan Jenn

  6. EVSE Deployment/Grid Integration and Electric Distribution Companies' Roles - Nancy Ryan, Partner, Energy+ Environmental Economics (E3)

    Slides [1.7 MB pdf]
    • Discussion/Q&A - PANEL: Nancy Ryan, Haley Book (PU PUC), Tom Bonner (PECO)

  7. Futureproofing - Rob Graff, moderator

    • Charging behavior and infrastructure needs of EVs used in ride-hailing services (Lyft/Uber) and Electric grid issues: local distribution grid requirements, impacts of extreme fast charging (300+ kW) - Alan Jenn, Research Director, PH&EV Research Center, UC Davis

      Slides [0.8 MB pdf]
    • Automated Vehicles - Gil Tal

        Discussion/Q&A - PANEL: Alan Jenn, Gil Tal, Matt Moniot

  8. Discussion/Q&A - Role of the Public Sector/Who Should Pay?

Other Materials


  • The National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) provides national leadership in advancing environmentally sustainable transportation through cutting-edge research, direct policy engagement, and education of future leaders. The NCST serves as one of five U.S. DOT national centers and is addressing the U.S. DOT’s Research Priority Area of Preserving the Environment.

  • Zero Emission Market Acceleration Partnerships (MAP) is an initiative to make available UC Davis’ 25 years of interdisciplinary expertise and research in vehicles, fuels and market response to cities and states to help them meet their sustainable transportation goals. It brings together local and state governmental, nongovernmental and research institutions from around the nation to integrate best practices and tackle challenges.

  • The Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle (PH&EV) Research Center launched in early 2007, with the support of the California Energy Commission’s allocation of Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) funds for transportation research. The Center collaborates closely with California utilities, automakers, regulators, and other research institutions on research aimed at developing a sustainable market for plug-in vehicles. The Center began with three initial research projects, and with the development of a PH&EV Research Roadmap, identified high-priority research areas for future research, including consumer perspectives and vehicle use, charging infrastructure, fleet market development, battery studies, and the impact of human-machine interfaces on behavior. Moving forward our research is focused on measuring, monitoring and understanding multiple aspects of the quickly evolving market for plug-in vehicles internationally.