In March representatives from the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium showcased the consortium’s Electric Drive Vehicle Infrastructure Training at the WV Construction and Design Expo.

The infrastructure course helps participants understand electric vehicle supply equipment and who has the authority to make decisions regarding jurisdiction, applied voltage and amperage versus supply equipment charging capacities. It also includes information on battery capacity, and charge time. This course is ideal for fleet managers, decision makers, government officials, and members of the general public with an interest in electric vehicle infrastructure.

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NAFTC Director Bill Davis talks with West Virginia Clean State Program Coordinator Kelly Bragg and Co-coordinator Tiffany Bailey. Credit: NAFTC.

NAFTC Director Bill Davis commented, “The West Virginia Construction and Design Expo gave us the chance to open the eyes of those in the construction industry to the importance of including electric vehicle charging infrastructure in building designs. These vehicles are becoming more and more common and charging stations will make their designs more desirable.”

During the expo Davis spoke on a panel about including electric vehicle charging stations and other infrastructure building designs. The panel also included West Virginia Clean State Program Coordinator Kelly Bragg, Professor and Director, West Virginia University Industrial Assessment Center – Industrial & Management Systems Engineering Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, WV Electric Vehicle Association Director Marty Weirick, and West Virginia Division of Energy Director Jeff Herholdt.

“The crowd at our electric vehicle workshop at the 2016 WV Construction & Design Expo here in the Charleston was enthusiastic and engaged,” said Kelly A. Bragg, Coordinator of the WV Clean State Program. “They knew they had the right experts in the room when NAFTC presented the facts about EVs, even demonstrating how to plug in using a portable charger.”

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