EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Dialogue Sessions

Dialogue with the Experts - Session B - Screen 10

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hall C

2:00 pm-2:15 pm

Electric cars in California: Early adopters' total cost of ownership

Koralle Buch
University of California, Davis
United States

Koralle Buch is a Vehicle Grid Integration (VGI) Analyst for The Alliance Innovation Lab – Silicon Valley (Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi). Her expertise lies in transforming complex data into valuable business insights that drive strategic decisions. Koralle holds two Master’s degrees from the University of California, Davis in Civil Engineering and Transportation Technology and Policy. During her studies, her research work at the Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center revolved around Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). After extensive experience serving the Davis Chapter of Women Transportation Seminar (WTS), Koralle now is an active member of Women of Electric Vehicles (WEV) – Sacramento. Through her involvement, she empowers women to pursue rewarding careers in the transportation industry.

2:20 pm-2:35 pm

Clean fuel programs’ role in advancing the electrification revolution

Todd Trauman
e-Mission Control
United States

Todd Trauman is CEO of e-Mission Control, a SaaS company that designs, manages and executes electricity consumption and clean-fuel data products and services for forward-thinking on- and off-road vehicle fleet operators. For over a decade, Todd has worked with a wide variety of fleet operators, OEM’s, and regulatory agencies at the local and federal level to advance the state of affairs of GHG reduction technologies in the transportation sector. He leverages specific experience in zero-emission technologies, alternative fuels, clean fuel program frameworks, onboard diagnostics systems, certification requirements, and much more. Todd also serves as an advisory member of Drive Clean, a group committed to a national clean fuels policy. Todd holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Technical and Creative Writing from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

2:40 pm-2:55 pm

Energy and costs savings from electrified transit: A case study on electric bus performance in Bermuda

Aradhana Gahlaut
Rocky Mountain Institute
United States

Aradhana is an Associate at RMI's Carbon-Free transportation team where she supports data-driven decision-making for electrifying municipal and transit fleets, charging infrastructure deployment strategies, rate design to reduce EV charging costs, and e-mobility policy development. With a background in quantitative analysis and research in environmental engineering, including climate change mitigation and life cycle assessment, she specializes in techno-economic analysis and stakeholder engagement techniques to find solutions to pressing vehicle electrification problems. Aradhana has also previously studied the energy use and emissions of autonomous delivery vehicles at Carnegie Mellon University, and assessed energy storage solutions and microgrids with the India Energy Storage Alliance.

3:00 pm-3:15 pm

Industrializing innovation globally

Marc Doerfer
PEM Motion USA, Inc.
United States

Marc Doerfer is Chief Operating Officer at PEM Motion USA in Sacramento, California. PEM Motion USA offers business and technology consulting along the electric powertrain innovation chain. In parallel, Marc is a Senior Partner at the California Mobility Center, leading the technology and innovation business unit. Previously, Marc worked for the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at the RTWH Aachen University in sustainable factory planning, innovation management, and business development. Marc received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from the RWTH Aachen University. He is based in Sacramento, California, USA. Marc also graduates from the Battery MBA by Battery Associates in Dec 2022.