EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Lecture Sessions

6D - Evaluating Policy Approaches

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ballroom B6

3:30 pm-3:50 pm

Vehicles replaced by rebated electric vehicles in California

Nicholas Pallonetti
United States

Nicholas Pallonetti is a Research Analyst on the Transparency & Insights team at the Center for Sustainable Energy. His research focuses on clean transportation markets and programs. He conducts program evaluation with an emphasis on impacts assessment and energy/emissions modeling. Nicholas holds a B.A. in Economics from San Diego State University.

3:50 pm-4:10 pm

The impact of electric vehicle charging stations on light duty electric vehicle adoption and rebates California.

Makuochukwu Okoma
Center for Sustainable Energy
United States

Makuochukwu Okoma, is a Ph.D. candidate in economics and political science, from Claremont graduate university, with two master’s degrees in economics and global commerce and Finance from University of Southern California, and Claremont Graduate University. Currently a Senior Research Analyst on the Transparency & Insights team at Centre for Sustainable Energy. Our team contributes to delivering on the mission: decarbonize.

4:10 pm-4:30 pm

Facilitating data-driven policy in the electric vehicle market: introducing the Caret suite

Donald Hoard
Center for Sustainable Energy
United States

Donald W. Hoard is the Director of Data Science, Analytics, and Quantitative Research at the Center for Sustainable Energy. He has a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Washington and worked as a researcher in observational astrophysics for 20 years before transitioning into applied data science, where he focused on analyzing and understanding user interactions with software and technology. He currently manages the overall Caret project as well as directly contributing to its development.

4:30 pm-4:50 pm

Impact of U.S. DOE Vehicle Technologies Progress In Technoeconomic Feasibility of Future Electrified Vehicles

Ram Vijayagopal
United States

Ram Vijayagopal is a researcher and a group manager at Argonne National Laboratory. His area of expertise is vehicle technology evaluation. He is also a co-developer for Autonomie, the vehicle modelling and simulation tool developed & commercialized by Argonne. He received his MS in mechanical engineering from University of Michigan in 2008. He has worked as an engineer at Mahindra & Mahindra (India) and Hitachi Automotive Systems (Japan) on various hybrid vehicle development projects before joining Argonne.