Roundtable subjects will range from infrastructure planning and funding opportunities to EV leasing and understanding EV model availability on the passenger car and truck sides. Here, participants in the Atlanta event informally discuss electrification challenges. - Photo: Robb Cohen Photography & Video

Roundtable subjects will range from infrastructure planning and funding opportunities to EV leasing and understanding EV model availability on the passenger car and truck sides. Here, participants in the Atlanta event informally discuss electrification challenges.

Photo: Robb Cohen Photography & Video

At the second Fleet Forward: The Tour stop in Chicago on June 16, fleet manager attendees will have an opportunity for one-on-one feedback with subject matter experts on their fleet electrification questions.

At the hour-long EV Solutions Roundtables session, participants will have an opportunity to attend three tables for 20 minutes each. Key findings will be presented at lunch.

Table topics include (subject to change):

  • Solving infrastructure implementation challenges.
  • Smart charging to minimize your utility bill.
  • Which EVs are right for me (pass cars)?
  • Which EVs are right for me (commercial)?
  • Funding, funding, funding.
  • Understanding EV TCO.
  • How to lease an electric vehicle.
  • First three steps to electrify your fleet.

In addition to the roundtables, the program also includes seminars from Jason Kazmar of Element, Dave Schaller of NACFE, and Ryan Pritchard of Pritchard EV along with Fleet Forward Editor Chris Brown. During lunch and networking breaks, attendees can interact with tabletop exhibits.

The day concludes with a two-hour ride-and-drive. Automakers participating in the Chicago event include BMW, Volvo, Nissan, and Polestar, along with commercial EV makers Cenntro, Lightning eMotors, and ELMS. More automakers and vehicles will be added and announced soon. 

Check out highlights from the Atlanta Tour stop from March 31 in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

An offshoot of the Fleet Forward Conference, Fleet Forward: The Tour consists of one-day, regional events in which fleet operators can drive EVs and experience other new technologies behind the wheel. The Tour is free for qualified fleet managers.

Registration for the Chicago stop is open now. The Chicago Tour stop will take place at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak Brook Illinois.

Fleet Forward: The Tour’s Chicago stop will convene on June 16 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak Brook Illinois. - Photo: Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

Fleet Forward: The Tour’s Chicago stop will convene on June 16 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak Brook Illinois.

Photo: Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

After Chicago, The Tour will stop in Dallas on September 15. The Fleet Forward Conference will convene in Santa Clara November 9-11.

Originally posted on Fleet Forward

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