Episodes

  • We welcome Jim Cahill to EV Chat for Episode 5. Jim currently oversees the Northwest Operations for Sunrun and has been with the company for almost three years. Previously, he spent 10+ years growing SolarCity and transitioned to Tesla for several years after the acquisition of SolarCity.

    Prior to joining SolarCity, Jim was co-founder and ran operations for Clean Fuel Connection, Inc. from 1999 to 2008 (founded with his partner Enid Joffe, EV Chat Episode 3 guest) which installed Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) for many OEMs including Toyota, GM, and Honda. Prior to Clean Fuel Connection, Jim worked for Edison EV helping to install public and residential EVSE for the GM EV1.

    In this episode, we cover several key topics including:
    The Latest at Sunrun Vivint [3:45 - 5:00]
    V2G [5:15 - 6:15]
    Off Grid & Peak Demand/ Peak Load Shaving [6:35 - 8:25]
    EV Battery Standardization [8:40 - 9:20]
    Smart Homes & Cloud Communication [9:20 - 10:42]
    Global Adaptation [10:43 - 12:55]
    EV Permitting Woes [13:05 - 14:10]
    EV Lessons Learned [14:10 - 16:35]
    Uptime Availability and EV Reliability [16:40 - 18:30]
    Which EV is Jim most excited about? [18:35 - 20:00]
    Reminiscing on the EV1 [20:10 - 21:10]
    Jim’s Funniest EV Moment [21:15 - 23:02]
    Funding for EVSE Infrastructure [23:05 - 24:55]
    How Would Jim Spend 5 Billion in the EV Industry? [25:11 - 26:10]
    The US Post Office & Fleet Incentives [26:16 - 27:20]
    And lots more!

    Connect with Jim on Linkedin.

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  • In Episode 4 of EV Chat, we bring you another star of the EV world - Jordan Ramer of EV Connect. Jordan is an accomplished technology executive and entrepreneur. He has helped raise tens of millions of dollars in financing for growth companies in the clean energy, transportation, and resource efficiency sectors.

    Prior to founding EV Connect, he led corporate development for NanoH2O, a venture-backed developer of energy-efficient water purification technology. Previously, he held executive positions in business development, product management, and marketing at AeroVironment, an electric vehicle infrastructure developer, where he spent seven years elevating AeroVironment into the industry leader, spearheading the company’s global expansion and launching its fleet management software solution.

    He held roles in business development, finance, and strategy for several venture-backed technology start-ups.

    In this episode, we cover several key topics including:
    Jordan & EV Connect Update [2:32 - 3:45]
    EV Adoption Analysis [3:50 - 5:18]
    Manufacturer & Automaker Forecasts [5:20 - 7:00]
    Communication Standards [7:05 - 8:26]
    Global Standardization [8:32 - 9:28]
    API & Smart Grids [9:30 - 11:54]
    EVSE & Smart Chargers [11:56 - 14:00]
    V2G [14:05 - 15:22]
    Legislation & Clean Air Mandates [15:33 - 17:30]
    International EV Adoption (Europe) [17:30 - 19:38]
    Operations & Maintenance [19:40 - 22:56]
    Causes EVSE Inoperability [22:58 - 24:28]
    Average EV Connect Charge Length [24:30 - 25:33]
    Out There Questions with Rue [25:41 - 29:00]
    And lots more!

    Connect with Jordan on Linkedin.

    Resources mentioned in this article

    Learn more about EV Connect!What is the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCCP) Global Standard?A breakdown of ISO 15118More on V2GJordan's family cars: the Chevy Bolt & Tesla Model S

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  • In this week’s EV Chat podcast, Rue Phillips interviews Enid Joffe, an EV industry veteran of 30 years. Enid is the Co-Founder and President of Clean Fuel Connection, recently sold to Green Commuter, an all-electric vanpool provider in California that combines vanpooling, car sharing, and fleet replacement.

    Most recently, Enid serves as the Senior Vice President at Galileo Technologies which focuses on making the production, transportation, and consumption of natural gas, biomethane, and hydrogen more economically viable. Enid has also created Green Paradigm Consulting to help spread her expertise and share her wisdom.

    In this episode, we cover several key topics including:
    EV Adoption [4:15 - 5:20]
    Political Landscape & Clean Energy Professionals [5:23 - 6:30]
    Technology & Innovation [6:33 - 8:13]
    Industry Hurdles & EV Accessibility [8:25 - 9:55]
    Government Funding & Policies [10:00 - 11:05]
    Utilities & Demand [11:05 - 13:15]
    Permitting [14:42 - 15:55]
    What is Enid Driving? [16:50 - 18:00]
    EV Infrastructure: EV Adoption & Solutions [18:05 - 23:45]
    EV Charging Misconceptions [24:12 - 25:10]
    99% Uptime Guarantees on Public EV Chargers [25:20 - 26:25]
    V2G: Electric Vehicle to Grid [26:30 - 28:10]
    Enid’s Wish for EVs [28:22 - 29:00]

    Connect with Enid on Linkedin.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Clean Fuel ConnectionGalileo TechnologiesGreen CommuterEPRI Guide to ChargingMulti-Family Dwelling Charging

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  • In this episode of EV Chat, Rue Phillips interviews Vic Shao, CEO of AMPLY Power, the leader in charging solutions for public and private electric vehicle fleets. Before founding AMPLY, Vic was the founder & CEO of Green Charge Networks (GCN), an energy storage company that manages electric demand and renewable deployment for customers. After GCN was acquired by the international energy provider ENGIE in 2016, Vic oversaw global project development for ENGIE Energy Storage. Vic was named to the 2020 Grist 50 list as one of 50 "fixers," for his work to provide new solutions to the planet's biggest problems.

    In this episode, we cover several key topics including:
    Variables for fleet electrification [2:40 - 4:30]
    Key technology adaptation [6:20 - 8:15]
    International collaboration [8:26 - 10:00]
    Electrification & utility service upgrades [10:05 - 10:50]
    Amply’s automated charging process [12:40 - 13:35]
    Consumer EV adaptation [14:05 - 16:02]
    Amply’s plan for a greener planet [19:21 - 20:32]
    And lots more!

    Connect with Vic on Linkedin.

    Resources mentioned in this article

    Amply PowerBloomberg. Electric Vehicle OutlookAutomotive FleetsFactCheck. Climate Change and EV’s

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  • In this week’s EV Chat podcast, Rue Phillips kicks off the launch of the podcast by interviewing Chelsea Sexton, an EV industry veteran and early GM EV-1 Program Coordinator and Plug In America Co-Founder.

    In this episode, we cover several key topics including:
    Chelsea Rates U.S. EV Adoption [5:11 - 6:00]
    US Administration Executive Orders [6:05 - 7:24]
    Incentives & Policies [7:35 - 8:00]
    EVSE Infrastructure Funding [9:00 - 10:19]
    Chelsea on the EV 1 [10:40 - 12:43]
    Codes, Standards & Hurdles [12:48 - 15:11]
    EVSE Reliability [15:12 - 16:15]
    PHEV Adoption [16:16 - 18:31]
    Chelsea's EV Wish [18:46 - 20:51]
    Top-5 EV Automakers [22:03 - 28:18]
    Thoughts on Electrify America [24:22 - 28:21]
    EVSE Customer Experience [28:23 - 30:46]
    EV Infrastructure [31:00 - 31:57]
    EV2G Technology [32:16 - 34:00]
    Lucid & Others Bi-Directional Announcements [34:00 - 35:10]
    Utilities [36:01 - 37:24]
    EV "Pooling" [ 35:11 - 38:14]
    And lots more!

    Connect with Chelsea on Linkedin.

    Resources mentioned in this article

    US EV Mandates/incentivesElectrify AmericaEV2G Lucid EV’sPlug in America

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