OMAHA, Neb. — As the benefits of cleaner fuels become clearer and more attainable, many in government and private industry are advocating for a zero emissions future. But it’s a big step from idea to implementation. How do fleet owners, city leaders and transportation officials make this transition in an efficient, strategic way?

Lessons from early adopters and new ideas from specialists in infrastructure planning and design have uncovered best practices and implementation strategies to help streamline a transition to zero emissions mobility. Join HDR experts in zero emissions mobility from noon to 1 p.m. CT on Thursday, Oct. 29, to hear insights and discover next steps for planning a zero emissions transition.

Panelists include:

  • Zero Emissions Mobility Practice Lead Rob Mowat
  • Electrical Distribution Project Manager Sean Everett, P.E.
  • Grid Modernization Lead Fernando Garcia
  • Senior Transportation Technology Leader Jim Hanson, P.E., PTOE
  • Inductive Pavement Lead Thomas Stout, Ph.D.

These experts will demystify the “how” of transitioning, with tools that include EV readiness plans for communities, fleet transition plans, operations and financial modelers that provide data for better decision making, and future-proofing strategies for roads and facilities. Participants will learn what is included in each planning effort and how it can benefit their agency or organization.

Our power experts will offer insights on charging infrastructure, estimating power requirements and managing energy costs. Zero emissions transportation professionals will share best practices for setting up pilots that streamline scaling. Looking to the future, panelist Thomas Stout will speak to the benefits and opportunities in inductive charging (wireless power transfer), which opens up new possibilities for vehicles and infrastructure, and new challenges for utilities.

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize zero emissions/electrified mobility history and trends
  • Recognize and explain the introduction curve for transitioning to zero emissions and how to avoid or escape the scaling trap
  • Understand ZEM planning opportunities
  • Apply lessons learned to local initiatives

1 PDH will be offered to eligible attendees for complete participation. Register today: Preparing for Transportation’s Zero Emissions Future.

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