EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Lecture Sessions

1E - Understanding the EV Consumer

Monday, June 12, 2023

9:45 am - 11:15 am

Ballroom B7

9:45 am-10:05 am

Supporting EV adoption through EV hotspots analysis

Hajo Ribberink
Natural Resources Canada

Hajo Ribberink has a M.A.Sc. degree in Applied Physics from Delft University in the Netherlands. He has over 30 years of experience in using modelling and simulation to assess new and innovative technologies in the energy field. At Natural Resources Canada, he leads CanmetENERGY’s research on transportation electrification and advanced transportation technologies.

10:05 am-10:25 am

Coming of age: Understanding electric vehicle (EV) use over time via used vehicle market data

Allan Zhao
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
United States

Allan Zhao is an Engineer/Scientist with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). At EPRI, Allan engages with policy and data analysis for the Electric Transportation team. Prior to his role at EPRI, Allan has worked on electric vehicle policy and research at the California Air Resources Board (CARB), United States Congress, and various other public offices. These roles complement his education from Stanford University, where he earned both his B.A. in Political Science and M.S. in Sustainability Science and Practice.

10:25 am-10:45 am

Do plug-in hybrid adopters switch to battery electric vehicles (and vice versa)?

Scott Hardman
United States

Scott Hardman, Ph.D. is a researcher at the Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California Davis (ITS-Davis). His focus is on electric vehicles (EVs) automated vehicles (AVs), and policy. This includes understanding the buyers of EVs & AVs, consumer preferences and purchase motivations, how consumers use the vehicles, and researching policies to manage the adoption of both technologies.

10:45 am-11:05 am

Building on what is already working: Describing a more nuanced understanding of rebated EV consumer groups

John Anderson
Center for Sustainable Energy

John Anderson is a senior manager at the Center for Sustainable Energy with 10 years experience working on EV incentive programs. His activities are centered on transparency, research, and evaluation activities for the California Air Resources Board’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project. He has BA from San Diego State University, and will complete an MA in Program Evaluation from Michigan State University in December 2022.