Dave Packard on EVSE and EV Infrastructure Advancement

Episode 6 of EV Chat brings you Dave Packard, a leader in the electric vehicle charging infrastructure industry since the early 90’s. He founded several EV infrastructure companies, the most recent being ClipperCreek, a leading non-networked charging station provider. From ClipperCreek, Dave moved to ChargePoint as Vice President, Utility Solutions.

Dave left ChargePoint in 2019 to start a consulting practice where he currently engages various clients focused on the deployment of EV infrastructure for passenger vehicles and fleets.

Dave has his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

In this episode, we cover several key topics including:
EPI, ClipperCreek, Inc & chargepoint [3:25 – 4:10]
Consulting and utility programs [4:15 – 4:30]
EV Fleets integration [4:30 – 4:55]
Proudest career moment [6:00 – 7:15]
Advancement in Level 2 chargers [7:20 – 8:30]
OpConnect [8:30 – 9:05]
Standardization/J1772 [9:10 – 9:50]
Level 2 vs. Level 3 chargers [10:05 – 10:45]
EVSE charging station placement [11:10 – 12:20]
Charging station market [12:30 – 13:54]
Manufacturer forecasts [14:00 – 15:05]
Cost per charge [15:05 – 16:15]
V2G [16:20 – 18:05]
Operations and maintenance [18:10 – 19:30]
365 Pronto and EV reliability [19:30 – 21:35]
New administration and EV support [21:15- 23:54]
Market incentives [23:55-25:20]
Wackiest thing done in an EV [25:25-26:15]
Ways to ensure more uptime [26:25-27:45]
What’s Dave driving? [28:05-28:38]

Connect with Dave on Linkedin.

Resources mentioned in this article:

  1. Learn more about ClipperCreek, Inc. 
  2. More on OpConnect
  3. ASG and EPRI
  4. eTransEnergy
  5. Take a look at the 2021 Mustang Mach-E

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