Yilun Xu

Founder and CEO
PortFi

Yilun Xu is the Founder and CEO of PortFi. PortFi brings the most practical EV charging solution to fleets, workplaces, and multifamily housings, with its modular hardware design and flexible software functionalities. At and before PortFi, Yilun advised a number of municipalities, universities, counties, transit agencies, and private businesses for fleet electrification and EV charging deployment. Yilun brings a decade of expertise in engineering, tech, business, and sustainability, and has never stopped becoming a better version of himself.

Yilun Xu’s Session(s):


10:30 am–11:15 am | Thu, March 21, 2024

You’re Investing in EV Charging - Now What? Choosing the Right Business Model & Level of Ownership

When first starting your EV Charging business, there are myriad business models and levels of ownership to consider. Different vendors and partners can offer varying levels of support, depending on how hands-on your organization wants to be in the strategy, installation, maintenance, and support of your EV Charging stations or vehicles. 

In this session, you’ll hear from government agencies that have started their EV programs from scratch alongside vendors that can share perspectives on the solutions that might work best based on your program goals and needs.

Key takeaways:

  • Review the scale of options available to EV leaders from full ownership to turnkey vendor solutions
  • Available business and monetization models and costs every EV program manager should be aware of
  • Examples from LA County and Cobb County Governments to show what a successful hands-on approach looks like

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