EBC Lunchtime Webinar Series: Let’s Talk about IT – Innovative Tools to Address Climate Change: Fleet Electrification Tool


Date: December 7, 2022


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

Technological innovation plays a vital role in addressing the challenges and complexities of climate change. This EBC Lunchtime Webinar Series developed by the EBC Climate Change and Air Committee highlights innovative tools to address climate change mitigation and adaptation needs for your projects. Led by industry experts, this webinar series will include a walk-through of each tool’s inputs and outputs, interface, use cases, and project case studies. The presentation series covers topics such as resilience planning, flood hazard mapping, greenhouse gas reduction, fleet transition management, and more.

A robust Q&A discussion with the audience will conclude each webinar.

Series Schedule

The Resilient MA Action Team (RMAT) Climate Resilience Design Standards Tool – Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Fleet Electrification Tool – Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Please continue to check the EBC Programs & Events page for additional details about the full series.

Part Two

For this second webinar in the series, fleet electrification is highlighted with an innovative tool called Fleet Max to support fleet owners in transitioning to a zero-emission fleet. Michael Grant, Senior Transit/Transportation Planner, and Matt Palzkill, Senior Transportation Engineer, of Jacobs will provide an overview of Fleet Max and showcase project case studies where the tool has been used.

Fleet Max is a key element of Jacobs’ Green Fleets approach, evaluating service performance and power demands of eBus fleets using real-world data. Fleet Max uses transit schedule data and route profiles for speed, ridership, and elevation to calculate the energy requirements of the system. Based on model scenario variables like bus type, battery size, and charging power options, the model simulates vehicle movements, energy usage, and battery charging at a stop-to-stop level for all the routes in a daily schedule. The resulting outputs demonstrate the successes and failures of the transit service while obtaining metrics for bus count, charger count, peak power profiles, and overall energy consumption. The Fleet Max model is critical for simulating complex transit service to help minimize capital costs and operating expenses.

The audience will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and dive deeper into the tool at the end of the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (1.0 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
Program Chair:
  • Bruna Paranhos, Transportation Project Manager, Jacobs
Speaker Agenda:

Fleet Max Service – A Jacobs Model to Simulate Transit Fleet Electrification

  • Michael Grant, Senior Transit/Transportation Planner, Jacobs
  • Matthew Palzkill, Senior Transportation Engineer, Jacobs

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Lunchtime Webinar Series: Let’s Talk about IT – Innovative Tools to Address Climate Change: Fleet Electrification Tool can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Lunchtime Webinar Series: Let’s Talk about IT – Innovative Tools to Address Climate Change: Fleet Electrification Tool

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

This webinar will not be recorded.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office via email at [email protected] or by phone at 617-505-1818.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar.

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