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Eric Wood

Senior Researcher at NREL


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Eric Wood is a Senior Engineer at NREL leading EV infrastructure projects in California, New York, and on behalf of the US Department of Energy. Working in NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences, Eric has a decade of experience integrating real-world travel data into the analysis of vehicle, infrastructure, and energy storage systems. He has a background in mechanical engineering and enjoys working at the intersection of the automotive, transportation, and power sectors.


Ambitious federal clean goals, along with historic investment in American manufacturing, have put the United States on track to see 30-42 million light-duty electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2030. Now, a groundbreaking study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has estimated the EV charging infrastructure needed nationwide to support a sweeping transition to electrified transportation. The study, titled "The 2030 National Charging Network: Estimating U.S. Light-Duty Demand for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure," estimates the number, type, and location of the chargers needed to create a comprehensive network of EV charging infrastructure. Its use of proprietary NREL software tools and sophisticated analysis have resulted in a nationwide infrastructure needs assessment with a never-before-seen level of detail - one that takes into account the different ways Americans travel, from running errands to taking road trips, and can adjust to changing circumstances as EV adoption rates change over time.

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Date and Time
Feb. 27, 2024, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Live Stream Online (Zoom and YouTube)
Event tags
UT Energy Symposium