Solar Carport and Electric Vehicles

EV Symposium and Ride and Drive

This year's Electric Vehicle (EV) Symposium and Ride and Drive event will bring local utilities and EV manufacturers together at Farmingdale State College to educate attendees on the industry today and where it is heading for the future.  The focus of this event will be on both consumer and fleet EVs.  EV manufacturers will also have vehicles present for attendees to test drive around a set up track in front of Farmingdale State College's Campus Center.

* This event is free for attendees.

** The rain date for this event is: Friday, October 15th, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Organizing Committee           Event Speakers and Presenters

       Time EV Symposium and Ride and Drive Event Agenda
8:30-9:00 AM Meet and Greet in Campus Center Ballroom - Breakfast will be served
9:00-9:10 AM

Dr. Nader, President of Farmingdale State College 

9:10-9:20 AM

Mindy Germain (Transit Solutions) and Michael Fera (511NY Rideshare) to announce the winners of the Car Free Day Pledge Competition

9:20-10:10 AM

Panel on Car Manufacturers

Panel Moderator: Robert Martinez (NAFA)

  • Nick Bettis -- Lightning e-Motors 
  • John Ferraro – GM 
  • Alex Cherepakhov/Chelsea Jenkins - First Priority Group/ROUSH CleanTech
  • Ben Hartford – XL Fleet 
10:10-10:50 AM

Utility Panel

Panel Moderator: Marjaneh Issapour (Director, Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center)

  • Mike Voltz (PSEG-LI)
  • Sherry Login and Louisa Chan (Con Edison)
10:50-11:00 AM BREAK
11:00-11:40 AM

Infrastructure Panel

Panel Moderator: Ronald Gulmi (Managing Director, Emerald Alternative Energy Solutions, Inc.)

  • Andrew Dick (Electrify America)
  • Steve Martino (Charge Point)
  • Nicholas Kinast  (Enel North America - USA)
  • Brian Zelis (Fermata Energy)

Incentives and Funding

  • Joy Gardner (Executive Director, Empire Clean Cities)
11:30AM-3:00PM Test Driving Electric Vehicles (Beginning in Student Lot #18) and Vendor Session -               Outside of the Campus Center
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (Bagged) 


*Please note there is a $250 fee for vendors, which will be used to help cover the price of lunch.  A payment link will be sent after successfully registering.

**There will be a $500 fee for vendors in need of a 20' x 20' space for a tent. 

     ***Please note that Farmingdale State College will not be able to provide a tent for vendors.


COVID Protocols:

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask indoors.  Visitors attending outdoor campus events must provide proof of vaccination.  If proof cannot be provided, masks must be worn at all times while on campus property.

All visitors (those who are not students, faculty or staff), must fill out the following Visitor COVID Screening Form before coming to the event:

Visitor COVID Screening Form


October 8, 2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Campus Center, Ballroom

Thank you to all of our attendees, we look forward to seeing you at future events.

Last Modified 2/15/22