The Future of EV Charging Networks

Technology, Business Models, and Controversy

NR_ResearchIconsElectricVehicles200px_ICON_0116The electric vehicle market faces a chicken-and-egg dilemma.  For plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) to reach their market potential, a robust network of electric vehicle charging stations is needed; but for investments in charging stations to make sense, a critical mass of EVs must be on the roads.  While governments have played a major role in the initial deployment of charging stations to date, the private sector faces many uncertainties in developing profitable business models for operating charging networks.

Featuring research director John Gartner and senior research analyst Lisa Jerram, along with EV activist Chelsea Sexton, the founder of the Lightning Rod Foundation, this webinar examines the complex and controversial issues surrounding the EV charging sector, including the amount of charging infrastructure needed per vehicle, the appropriate role of local and national governments, the financial hurdles for achieving a suitable return on investment, and the impact of new technology, including faster DC charging equipment, data-sharing between charging networks, and wireless EV charging.  The webinar also provides market forecasts for the United States and for world regions.

Key Topics:
  • The future of EV charging technology
  • Controversies surrounding public EV charging stations
  • The role of government in deploying public EV charging stations
  • Drivers and barriers for the spread of EV charging equipment
  • Utilities’ roles in the EV charging sector
What does this webinar answer?
  • What are the barriers facing the EV charging station sector?
  • What are the emerging business models for EV charging networks?
  • How will the EV charging market develop through 2020?
  • What return should property owners expect when offering EV charging services?
  • How are utilities embracing the EV charging market… or not?
  • How will new/emerging technology influence the EV charging market?
  • What is the appropriate role for government in deploying public EV charging stations?
Who needs to attend?
  • Utilities
  • Charging equipment manufacturers
  • Automotive OEMs and suppliers
  • Building owners and managers
  • Municipal transit authorities
  • Industry associations
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community
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Webinar Details


Tuesday, November 13, 2012


2:00 pm EST

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Media Partner

EV World

Speaker Details

The Future of EV Charging Networks

Navigant Research

The Future of EV Charging Networks

Navigant Research

Chelsea Sexton


Lightning Rod Foundation

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