Parks Associates: Consumer Familiarity With Electric Vehicles Will Increase As Electric Vehicle Market Heats Up

ChargePoint and Other Industry Leaders to Speak at Smart Energy Summit

DALLAS, August 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Parks Associates research predicts major shifts in the energy field as the electric vehicle market continues to grow and achieve wider adoption. The international research company will share its knowledge on this sector of the energy and smart home markets during the virtual session “Electric vehicles: a new era for consumers”. Thursday August 4as part of the 13e Annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer.

The Smart Energy Summit, sponsored by Schneider Electric, SmartThings, Rapid Response Monitoring, Zen Ecosystems and, showcases the latest consumer research and industry insights on the top factors driving consumers to adopt energy solutions. Energy management.

Research from Parks Associates reveals that purchase intent for electric vehicles recently jumped six percentage points as Tesla became a household name and major automotive OEMs, including Ford, GM and Stellantis, began to announce and market their new electrified models.

“Electric Vehicles: A New Era for Consumers” offers an executive spotlight session featuring Colleen JanssenChief Marketing Officer, ChargePoint, and two interactive panels, “EV Growth and Outlook” and “Breaking Barriers: Infrastructure and Charging Stations”, with the following speakers:

  • Luis CastroBusiness Development Manager, Enel X Way
  • Srijata Chattopadhyay, Director, Corporate Development and Strategy, Volta Charging
  • Evan ConleyVice President, Strategic Partnerships, GridPoint
  • Maria KretzingDirector, Innovation, Bidgely
  • Yann Kulpco-founder and director of business development, eIQ Mobility
  • Sadia RaveendranSenior Manager, Industry Solutions, AutoGrid
  • Rebecca GutierrezVP Marketing, Blink Charging
  • Stacy NobletVice President, Transportation Electrification, ICF
  • Sophie ZhangSenior Data Scientist, Eversource Energy

“Early adopters have proven the viability of electric vehicles. Now is the time for automakers, utilities, charging network operators and governments to come together and bring the benefits of electric mobility to the masses,” said Srijata Chattopadhyay, Director, Strategy and Development of the company, Volta. “Volta’s Charging For All initiative demonstrates our commitment to affordable, reliable, and equitable charging across the United States. We are excited to join our peers for a discussion essential to creating a clean, carbon-free future for all.

“We are seeing phenomenal growth in electric vehicle sales, which are up 85% over last year, with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle sales up 138% over the same period. , significant fleet operator interest in electric fleets is bringing the conversations around electric vehicle charging infrastructure to the fore,” said Rebecca Gutierrez, Vice President of Marketing, Blink Charging. “I look forward to collaborating and sharing insights, as EV charging industry leaders, on the factors that impact EV adoption and what companies infrastructure can do to create the electric vehicle infrastructure to drive widespread adoption of electric vehicles.”

“Widespread adoption of electric vehicles can dramatically increase demand for electricity and strain existing distribution systems,” said Sophie Zhang, Senior Data Scientist, Eversource Energy. “Utilities and energy providers must proactively plan for these disruptions, understand their impact on the system, and develop robust tools and flexible solutions to continue to maintain a reliable electricity supply.”

Parks Associates will present its latest consumer and industry insights throughout the event, along with data from its ongoing quarterly surveys of 10,000 internet households.

To register, visit the event website and request a press pass here. To request data or an interview, contact Rosey Sera, [email protected]972-490-1113.

About the Smart Energy Summit

The Smart Energy Summit addresses the changing consumer utility market, the impact of COVID-19 on energy management programs, and emerging opportunities to drive engagement in utility-sponsored programs. Virtual networking sessions, with executive-level experts, discuss strategies for utilities, service providers, retailers, software vendors and manufacturers.

Rosey Sera
Parks Associates
[email protected]

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