The Connected Car: What does this mean for Convenience Retail?




This session will look into the importance of the new connected car and the opportunity it unlocks. NACS is focused on key aspects of this new technology and the corresponding disruption. The importance of a digital presence, EV charging, EV driver behavior around charging and in-store activity are critical areas where NACS is seeking visibility and understanding. This session will highlight what NACS is doing to help members understand and prepare for these important issues. 


About Speaker

Karl Doenges

EV Liaison, NACS
In this role, Karl focuses on NACS’ EV charging infrastructure program, the digital roadmap program and the Fuels Institute Electric Vehicle Council.  

Previously, he was an advisor for fuel, energy, technology and water to Cranberry Capital, Vice President of Marketing and Government Affairs for Gradiant Corporation, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Business Development for Sweetwater Energy, President at Clean Fuel Distribution, Consultant to Protec Fuel Management and Director of Global Marketing at Wagner and Brown, Ltd. 

Karl worked as a Senior Advisor in the United States International Trade Administration, focusing on the energy exporting team. Previously he was Director of TV Production at the White House and was in the George W. Bush Presidential Campaign.  

Karl is a member of the State Bar of Texas, served on the U.S. District Export Council for the U.S. Department of Commerce, is an international business graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and Masters of Business Administration from Texas Tech University. 


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