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How Simple EV Charging Future-Proofs our Cities

With the proliferation of electric vehicles in the US today, our EV charging infrastructure has become more important than ever. Unfortunately, many early EV drivers ran into roadblocks as fledgling networks like now defunct Better Place disappeared from the map and exclusive charging networks made finding a place to juice up a chore. Even worse, utilities struggled to wade through dozens of charge technology “languages” in an attempt to get elements to talk to each other. But recently, cities, utilities, automakers, and charging providers have come together to make charging seamless and lasting by adopting a common language and integrating in-car technology. Driver education initiatives and nation-wide efforts such as the DOE’s workplace charging initiative are helping develop a charging network where it’s needed most. In order for EVs to become mainstream, charging must be simple, reliable, and user friendly. Join our discussion with leading minds in the EV industry to learn more.


  1. What are open standards and how do they make life easier for utilities, site hosts, and drivers?
  2. What do cities need in order to plan for EV use at scale?
  3. What is future-proofing and how are automakers, utilities, citizens, and technologists working together to lay a foundation for the electric vehicle industry?
  4. How do open standards connect vehicles with the smartgrid and a clean energy future?



Emily Chan, Communications Strategist, MissionCTRL Communications

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