EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Lecture Sessions

7D - Local and Regional Strategies and Initiatives

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Ballroom B6

8:00 am-8:20 am

International cooperation as a success factor for the industrial transformation process in the automotive sector

Katja Gicklhorn
e-mobil BW - State Agency for New Mobility Solutions and Automotive Baden-Württemberg

Katja Gicklhorn studied German Literature, Economics and European Studies at the Universities of Konstanz and Leipzig in Germany and Wroclaw in Poland. In her professional career she dealt with different aspects of electric mobility and new mobility solutions. Since 2015, she is working for the State Agency for New Mobility Solutions and Automotive Baden-Württemberg e-mobil BW GmbH. Her actual focus as Director of Industrialisation is on the transformation of the automotive sector and the management of the Cluster Electric Mobility South-West.

8:20 am-8:40 am

Regional electrified logistics system demonstrator supporting market transition

Andreas Josefsson
Lindholmen Science Park

Andreas joined the Swedish innovation platform for sustainable logistics; CLOSER, in 2018 holding the role as responsible for developing and driving projects to accelerate the transition to energy-efficient and fossil-free freight transport in collaboration with industrial actors, academic institutions, and societal organisations, e.g. the REEL project targeting the electrification of regional logistics systems through demonstrating more than 60 electric HDVs in various types of goods flows together with 45 stakeholders including transport buyers, freight forwarders, hauliers, terminal and grid operators, OEMs, national authorities, and academic partners. Before joining CLOSER, Andreas worked at Volvo Cars and Accenture Strategy where he ran multiple projects related to logistics and supply chain development, in both Europe and China. He holds a M.Sc. in Supply Chain Management from Chalmers University of Technology and CSR & Sustainable Management from University of Buenos Aires.

8:40 am-9:00 am

Lessons from California ZEV policy: Transition pathways for India

Aditya Ramji
Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California Davis
United States

Aditya Ramji is pursuing his PhD at the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California Davis. He has over 12 years of work experience in climate and energy policy and in the automotive industry leading EV strategy. He currently also manages the India ZEV Research Centre at UC Davis as part of the California India ZEV Partnership. His work includes focusing on key policy scenarios for ZEV transitions in both developed and emerging economies. He has also represented India at international forums including UNFCCC COP.

8:40 am-9:00 am

Lessons from California ZEV policy: Transition pathways for India

Lewis Fulton
Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
United States

Lewis Fulton has worked internationally in the field of transportation, energy, and environment analysis and policy development for over 25 years. He is Director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways Program (STEPS+) within the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. There he leads a range of research activities around new vehicle technologies and new fuels, and how these can gain rapid acceptance in the market.

9:00 am-9:20 am

Utility project case studies in fleet electrification

Sarah Booth
Sawatch Labs

Ms. Booth, the COO at Sawatch Labs, has fifteen years of experience working in the clean energy sector, focusing on analyzing energy and transportation data and making that data more accessible to decision makers. She knows the power of data and enjoys leveraging that data to help fleets meet their operational and sustainability goals. She’s worked with fleets of all sizes, from townships in New Jersey with 30 vehicles to private sector fleets with more than 30,000 vehicles to help them meet their electrification goals. Ms. Booth has supported local, national, and international governments as well as private corporations and non-profit organizations including the World Bank and United Nations. She has led the development of multiple online tools and resources designed to increase access to energy, transportation, and policy data, improving stakeholders’ ability to incorporate this data into their decision-making processes. Ms. Booth holds an M.A. in International Relations and Environmental Policy from Boston University.