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Welcome to Part Five in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland.
This week’s focus is electric transportation. My guests are:
- Genevieve Cullen, President of the Electric Drive Transportation Association
- Mahi Reddy, CEO of SemaConnect, which in full disclosure is a client of mine, and
- David Clamage, consultant to Generate Capital where he oversees day-to-day operations of customer finance offerings for BYD, the world’s largest electric bus maker
For the interview I sat down in person with Genevieve and Mahi, and recorded David separately.
The conversations collectively touch on a range of topics including with the rapid growth of electric transportation, and the evolution of policy, technology and customer awareness. We look at the critical role of EV charging infrastructure, how the paradigm is shifting in terms of how drivers fuel up, and how smart, managed charging can help mitigate the need for new generation capacity. We disuss Electrify America’s massive charging infrastructure investment plan and the job and economic development implications of electrification. In the segment with David Clamage we look at buses and fleets, and touch on financing, public policy and more.
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Recorded July 20 and August 2, 2018. Published September 27, 2018.