4D - EVs in the City
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
9:45 am - 11:15 am
Hydrogen mobility Europe (H2ME) fuel cell electric vehicles as taxis
Robert Evans has been CEO at Cenex (www.cenex.co.uk), the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies, since 2005. Cenex operates as a Not-for-Profit Research and Technology Organisation seeking to accelerate the decarbonisation and energy transition of road transport through the adoption of electric and alternatively fuelled vehicles. From 2011, Robert has overseen a Cenex team, led by lead researcher Dr Peter Speers, focused on assessing the opportunities for hydrogen in road transport. In this capacity, Robert has been Senior Responsible Officer for research projects involving analysis work on the real-world trialling of hydrogen vehicles and refuelling stations in large-scale projects. These include the Clean Hydrogen Partnership HyTEC (2011-15) and the H2ME (2015-23) projects. Robert has a BSc in Chemistry from Kings College London and a Masters from Imperial College London.
Cities and electric vehicle readiness policy
Ben Prochazka is the executive director at the Electrification Coalition, a non-partisan, non-profit group of leaders committed to promoting actions to accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles throughout the United States. Ben has worked at the Electrification Coalition for nearly ten years, leading numerous innovative and impactful e-mobility programs and providing thought leadership in several spaces. Ben has spent more than a decade working on environmental, human rights, and voter engagement efforts throughout his career. His experience includes leadership roles as the Campaign Director for the Save Darfur Coalition, the Legislative Director for the Colorado Environmental Coalition, and the Colorado State Director for the New Voters Project.
Infrastructure challenges in a dense urban setting
Mark Simon is the Director of Electric Vehicle Policy at the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT). He has over 20 years of experience working with EV’s and alternative fuels at the DOT. Prior to that Mark worked on mobile source emissions reduction strategies and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.
Clean cities: A model for clean transportation deployment spanning three decades
Argonne National Laboratory
Marcy Rood began her career in clean transportation deployment, building the Clean Cities program, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) 1995-2008. She currently manages a team of experts at Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) supporting VTO’s Technology Integration program and the Clean Cities network in areas such as the Energy and Environmental Justice Initiative; analysis of electric-drive markets; and management of the development of emissions and economic impact tools, training, and information on idle reduction technologies, telematics, and plug-in electric vehicles. In partnership with Illinois DOT, she leads planning efforts for the I-80 Mid-America Clean Fuels Corridor to enable consumers and fleets to drive electric from New Jersey to the Nebraska border. She leads Argonne’s work for the DOE-funded Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership to build community electric vehicle (EV) ecosystems and connection of these hubs through EV corridors in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and the Districtof Columbia.