170: Talking micro EV’s with Gabe Klein, head of the US Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
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This week we are releasing another episode from the Micromobility world catalogue – this one is a conversation between Gabe Klein, the first person to head the newly formed Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, and Julia Thayne, our Micromobility world Cohost.
Gabes' job is to break down barriers to electrifying transportation. We’ve had him on the podcast before for episode 122 for what was one of the top episodes of the year. Before he took his current role, he has held a number of really interesting roles as a Zipcar exec and chief of the Washington DC and Chicago DOTs.
He joins Julia to discuss the role small electric vehicles can play in America’s EV transformation. He’s a self confessed ebike nut and it was awesome to have him join to talk micromobility.
Learn more about Gabe and what he does, via his website here
In this episode they tackle:
- The new role that Gabe has taken on and what it's scope is
- How he thinks about micromobility in the overall scope of electrification of transport in the US and the role that it can play
- The lack of ebike subsidy that was in the IRA, and what other programmes are doing to support their adoption
- The role of government in rolling out electrification of transport
And with that, here’s Gabe and Julia.
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