Powering Up for Savings: How to reduce energy costs and save energy with electric vehicles

Watch this webinar to hear from Milwaukee Composites Inc. as they present how phenolic composite materials will reduce the weight of your electric vehicles to provide longer charge life during your fleet operations.

Did you know that reducing the weight of electric vehicles can help extend their charge life and allow them to travel further on a single charge? Milwaukee Composites has been pioneering lightweight phenolic composite floor panel systems for transportation vehicles for 25 years, even before electric vehicles became a popular mode of transportation.

These phenolic composite floor panels for transit buses are approximately half the weight of the previous floor materials used, making them a game-changer in the industry. Not only can passenger buses benefit from reduced weight and extended battery charge, but other electric and hybrid powered vehicles like delivery vans, industrial trucks, and even first responder vehicles can also reap the same benefits.

By reducing the mass of electric vehicle components, energy usage can be optimised, leading to increased energy efficiency and reduced energy costs. Join our live webinar to hear from industry experts on how you can save energy and ultimately reduce the costs of your electric vehicles.

Key learning points:

  • MCI will demonstrate an energy savings formula and estimates of actual weight saved by a specific fleet of subway car styles operating everyday on the New York City Transit track system, using MCI’s phenolic composite floors to reduce energy costs
  • EV’s have entered the transportation market quickly, and new EV’s are being designed and delivered in the United States. During the webinar various EV bus vehicles will be shown, using MCI floor panels.
  • The benefits of using composite floors within other modes of transport as well as other territories where we are looking to help.


Jeffrey F. Kober, President/CEO, Milwaukee Composites, Inc.

Jeffrey F. Kober

Jeffrey F. Kober has held various engineering and management positions in the advanced composite industry for 45 years. Mr. Kober has worked in the industrial, automotive and aerospace business segments of the composites industry. He is a 1975 graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Mr. Kober holds two United States patents specifically in the fire protection and construction of modern rolling stock advanced phenolic composite floor systems. In 1997 Mr. Kober founded Milwaukee Composites Inc. and since then has focused and specialized in the design and manufacture of advanced fire safe composite structures for global mass transportation vehicles. He is presently the President/CEO of Milwaukee Composites Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).



Is the webinar free?
Yes – there is no charge to watch the webinar, either live or on-demand.

When will the webinar take place?
The webinar will be taking place on 24 May 2023 at 14:00 BST

Can I watch the webinar later?
The webinar will be available to watch on-demand shortly after the live broadcast takes place.

What are the benefits of attending live?
During the live webinar, you will be able to pose questions to the speakers, which will then be answered during the live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

How long will the webinar be?
The live webinar will last for up to one hour.

Who will be moderating?
Leah Hockley, Editor, Intelligent Transport.

What do I need to watch this webinar?
All you need is a computer with an internet connection. It is advised to use headphones where possible for your own comfort.