EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Lecture Sessions

1D - Driving Electrification through Policy

Monday, June 12, 2023

9:45 am - 11:15 am

Ballroom B6

9:45 am-10:05 am

Inflation Reduction Act – What it means for EV adoption in the US

Marie McNamara
United States

Marie McNamara is a Senior Associate with RMI’s India program. In that role, Marie supports the team’s efforts to provide relevant policy guidance and technical analysis to federal and state governments in India as the country transitions to a clean energy economy. Specifically, she works on electric mobility to develop freight and transportation decarbonization strategies.

9:45 am-10:05 am

Inflation Reduction Act – What it means for EV adoption in the US

Pranav Lakhina
United States

Pranav Lakhina is a Senior Associate with RMI’s India program. Pranav works across the areas of transport decarbonization and green hydrogen adoption. Pranav provides deep expertise in analytical modelling, policy research and analysis and interacts with industry players and policy makers to drive the agenda of clean energy transition and climate action.

10:05 am-10:25 am

Mind the gap: Tuning the BEV incentives to specific market-segment and user needs, to bridge the final years until price-parity and TCO-advantages is reached market-wide

Harm Weken

Harm Weken is since 1995 managing Partner of FIER Automotive, a business development company in the international automotive sector, with focus on sustainable and electric mobility. Harm is co-founder/co-owner of GoodMoovs.com, the largest all-electric business-to-business car sharing program in the Netherlands and part of an EU network of electric car sharing programs. Harm supports electric mobility initiatives and the academic sector as board member, advisory council member and in scientific reviewing committees at universities and electric mobility foundations, in Europe and overseas. The core of the work of Harm and his company FIER, is (EU and national) project initiation and business development in electric mobility for private companies, public authorities and consortia. During recent years, the focus has been on: Stimulating electric vehicle (EV) uptake in fleet; Effectiveness of national EV incentives and policies; Stimulating electric trucks in distribution and inner-city freight and Electric car sharing and smart charging infrastructure.

10:25 am-10:45 am

Federal and state policy drivers for US school bus electrification

Sue Gander
World Resources Institute
United States

Sue Gander serves as the Director of the Electric School Bus Initiative at the World Resources Institute where she leads a team of researchers, analysts and policy experts in engaging transportation providers, manufacturers, utilities, financers, policy makers and advocacy organizations in advancing equitable school bus electrification. Throughout her 25+ year career, she has held prior roles at the Electrification Coalition, the National Governors Association, the U.S. EPA and the Center for Clean Air Policy. She earned a MA in Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin, with a Certificate in Energy Analysis and Policy, and a BA cum laude in Public Policy from Brown University. She serves on the board of the Women of Electric Vehicles (WEV) and is founder of the WEV Washington DC chapter.

10:45 am-11:05 am

Developing a tool to identify and evaluate gaps in funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Peter Ambiel
University of California, Davis
United States

Peter Ambiel is a master’s student at the University of California, Davis. He is in the Energy Systems program that is co-housed Energy and Efficiency Institute and Institute of Transportation Studies and works in the Electric Vehicle Research Center. Peter’s research interest lie in large scale electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment and distribution system planning and operation under varying electrification penetration scenarios. Peter received a BA in Economics from Yale University in 2015.