EV Champion Training 1: EV Technology and Financial Considerations  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours
0.2 CEU

EV Champion Training is a virtual training series hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory that is designed to provide fleet managers and coordinators with the skills and knowledge to become subject matter experts in electric vehicle (EV) implementation. This four-part training serves as an introduction to EV technology and considerations for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation. This course focuses on introducing the basics of EV technology and financial considerations important for agencies considering fleet electrification.

Below is a list of all of the courses in this series:


Jesse Bennett, Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Jesse Bennett works at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in vehicle technology integration, helping fleets implement electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment. He performs site visits, makes implementation recommendations, troubleshoots electric vehicle fleet projects, and develops training sessions for fleets. Prior to joining NREL, Bennett worked as a materials and standards engineer with Duquesne Light Company, where he developed standard construction drawings and material specifications for a broad range of electric distribution equipment such as transformers, switches, and cable. He also received his Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Select the best EVs for their fleets as well as plan and install the necessary EVSE to serve the needs of these new vehicles;
  • Understand the basics of EV technology including EV drivetrains, battery capacity and range, and EVSE and EV charging;
  • Determine necessary charging infrastructure based on energy needs;
  • Plan an implementation project including the installation of charging stations and necessary equipment upgrades;
  • Know what costs impact fleet electrification including EV life cycle cost analysis and EVSE and utility bill analysis; and
  • Choose U.S. General Services Administration options.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: