Bradley Berman is a leading writer and researcher about electric cars and green transportation. He regularly contributes driving reviews and technology articles to The New York Times, KQED Public Media, ReadWrite.com, and other publications. Bradley is a contributor to Home Power magazine, where he serves as transportation editor. He also works as a research analyst of industries related to advanced technology vehicles for Pike Research, a clean technology market research firm. He serves as a consultant to eBay for its Green Driving Center, part of eBay Motors. Bradley is frequently quoted in major media outlets, such as USA Today, National Public Radio, CBS News, Christian Science Monitor, CNBC and MarketWatch. He was the founder of HybridCars.com and PluginCars.com, two influential consumer information websites about green car purchase decisions.
Chelsea Sexton is a veteran clean transportation and energy advocate; her work on General Motors’ EV1 program was featured in the Sony Pictures Classics film, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” She continues her work as the Founder of the Lightning Rod Foundation, and has led the creation of the Automotive X PRIZE, and is a co-founder of Plug In America, the largest consumer-oriented electric drive advocacy organization. Additionally, Chelsea is a Senior Advisor to VantagePoint Venture Partners’ CleanTech practice, and is a Consulting Producer on Chris Paine’s next film, “Revenge of the Electric Car”.
Brian Beck has worked for over 20 years in various engineering and business development roles. He started his career at North Telecom where he helped build some of the first North American fiber optic networks, and later in his career moved on to work on renewable energy solutions with a specialty in clean vehicle technologies. Most recently Brian joined the Sustainability Group at the City of Vancouver to lead greenhouse reduction and climate change adaptation initiatives within the City operations and in the community. One of Brian’s lead projects at the City is enabling the early adoption of light duty electric vehicles to replace combustion engines.
Tomoki Yanagawa is the Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Corporate Planning for Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Inc. Tomoki has 19 years of experience with Mitsubishi Motors in Engineering, Sales, and Marketing areas.
Nick is a tireless and passionate next generation car enthusiast. Since 2007 he has written hundreds of posts for outlets such as The New York Times, Motor Trend, Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, AutoTrader.com, The Daily Green, HybridCars.com, and Gas 2.0.
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Nick has also been syndicated in dozens of other outlets including the Matter Network, AP, and Reuters. He is recognized widely as a leading thinker and influencer in the world of electric cars and has been an invited guest of many auto manufacturers at major events, an invited speaker at alt-car conferences, and a consultant to help governmental entities figure out how to develop plug-in infrastructure.
Highlights of his career include being invited to be one of the first five Americans in the world to test drive a pre-production Nissan LEAF in Japan as well as being the first individual on the planet to be given the chance to do a full range test of the LEAF. He is also a driving force in the state of Washington to convince politicians to bring electric vehicle infrastructure to rural areas of the state.
Nick currently resides in Central Washington where electricity is 3 cents per kWh and electric cars can be driven for a half a penny per mile on clean hydro power.
Olmo is the CEO of The Green & Energy Consulting Group, a german company focused on the topics of electric mobility and green energy. He has worked with electric cars for more than 10 years doing research and consulting. He is author of a ebook (The TOP 10 FAQ about electric cars) and has developed an electric car simulator for iPhone called iEV, which purpose is to analyse the user's driving profile and calculate if he will be ready to drive any electric car in the market.
I have background in organic chemistry. Currently working as a scientist for a global consumer products company in NJ. Sustainability is the direction I am heading and this requires lots of tolerance as I am deviating from average consumer and person. I am ahead of the game:
- March 2011 installed solar panels on our roof
- August 2011 installed hybrid HVAC system: natural gas/heat pump (air-to-air)
- March 2012 purchased i-MiEV, replacing 1996 Honda Civic
I have realized that the solar was more of an investment rather than just going green. With the collapse of SREC trading system in NJ, I am really not getting what I wanted, though. The payback will be much longer.
The hybrid HVAC system allows me to control electricity consumption, which is very nice because the excess of electricity produced during summer can be used up during the cold months to heat our house. With the EV, the power usage pattern is changing again, though.