40 episodes

The transportation-energy sector never slows down, and it’s hard to keep up with the most important news in each sector. Carpool Chats are the definition of a quick update delivered directly to you. The Fuels Institute team does the necessary research and delivers the industry’s brightest minds discussing the most important topics to you ensuring you stay up to date with this fast paced industry. Carpool Chats work perfectly with your schedule; delivering content that’s brief and in a manner that everyone will understand.

Carpool Chats Fuels Institute

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The transportation-energy sector never slows down, and it’s hard to keep up with the most important news in each sector. Carpool Chats are the definition of a quick update delivered directly to you. The Fuels Institute team does the necessary research and delivers the industry’s brightest minds discussing the most important topics to you ensuring you stay up to date with this fast paced industry. Carpool Chats work perfectly with your schedule; delivering content that’s brief and in a manner that everyone will understand.

    EV Charging Equipment Installation - A "How To" Guide

    EV Charging Equipment Installation - A "How To" Guide

    Deciding to install EV charging equipment on your property is a huge decision. Obviously, you need to think about the business case - how much everything will cost and how much you will charge - but more than that, you need to understand how to optimize placement of the equipment, how to work with local utilities to get it connected and how to navigate the complex permitting process. Listen in to discover the exact questions you need to ask and factors you need to consider before building a charging station on your property and read more details in our full report, "Installing and Operating Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure."
    Hosted by:
    John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute

    • 21 min
    Decarbonizing Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

    Decarbonizing Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

    There is incredible diversity among the types of vehicles and use-cases in both the medium-duty class and heavy-duty class which must be taken into account when considering decarbonization options. It turns out that just a few applications actually represent the vast majority of emissions, so you will have the most impact by targeting those applications first.




    Hosted by:


    John Eichberger, Fuels Institute 

    • 19 min
    Life Cycle Emissions of Combustion Engine Vehicles vs. Electric Vehicles

    Life Cycle Emissions of Combustion Engine Vehicles vs. Electric Vehicles

    In 2022, the Fuels Institute will release a report comparing the life cycle carbon emissions of electric, combustion and hybrid vehicles that looks at every stage of a vehicle’s life to help identify opportunities for effective carbon reductions. Listen in as the authors of the report discuss the different sets of assumptions that go into modeling, the hotly debated topics in this space such as exactly when in the EV's lifecycle it becomes less carbon intense than a typical ICE vehicle and the sensitivity factors that affect this time period. It is a fascinating discussion that will leave you eager to read the full report.

    • 24 min
    Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure with ICF

    Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure with ICF

    The Fuels Institute will publish a report in early 2022 analyzing the efficacy of programs and policies aimed at supporting the installation of EV charging infrastructure. In this episode, Jonathan Norris with ICF, one of the leaders of the project, discusses what they learned about which programs seem to be the most effective and why. This episode and the upcoming report should be instrumental in guiding EVSE program designs. Listen in as ICF discusses the report in more depth and be sure to download the report from www.fuelsinstitute.org when it is made public early 2022!

    • 21 min
    The Case for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

    The Case for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

    Financial institutions are driving an environmental, social and governance (ESG) movement, conditioning investment decisions and adjusting access to capital terms based upon a company's plan and performance. It is something both publicly traded and private companies need to be aware of. Having an ESG plan in place will benefit your bottom line and expand available business opportunities. This movement is only continuing to grow and getting out ahead of it is vital.

    • 26 min
    Energy Price Turmoil & the Effect on Consumers

    Energy Price Turmoil & the Effect on Consumers

    Last year, oil prices traded at negative values for the first time ever, and now they are closing in on $100 per barrel. The world is witnessing increased demand post-COVID shutdown at the same time that supply is trying to catch up. Simultaneously, there are many policy decisions driving discrepancy between supply and demand and driving energy prices higher. Listen in for CEA's take on what is going on in the market and why we need to focus on diversifying our energy resources to continue delivering affordable and reliable energy sources for consumers.

    • 28 min

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