Karim Farhat

Chief Commercial Officer

Dr. Karim Farhat is a nationally distinguished e-mobility business leader and under-forty utility and energy innovator with 16 years of experience focusing on transportation electrification and smart EV charging, distributed energy resources, and clean fuels. Karim serves as Chief Commercial Officer at EV Charging Solutions (EVCS), one of the largest and fastest-growing public EV charging companies on the West Coast of the United States. He oversees EV charging products and customer solutions, customer support, strategic partnerships, marketing, and policy.

Before joining EVCS, Karim was the Director of Mobility Solutions at ENGIE Impact, where he led the work on EV charging solutions and offerings to corporations, cities, and public organizations, managing a global team of expert consultants and engineers throughout the Americas. Before joining ENGIE, he led efforts on Vehicle Grid Integration at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), one of the largest utilities in the United States. Karim holds a PhD in Management Science and Engineering and a Master’s in Energy Resources Engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He was a Fellow at the Stanford Center for Energy Policy and Finance, and he led several projects and initiatives at SunEdison and Royal Dutch Shell.

Karim Farhat’s Session(s):

10:30 am–11:15 am | Thu, March 21, 2024

Grants and Rebates: Finding, Applying For, and Properly Allocating Funds

With your strategy in place, you’re ready to take the next step. How and where can you obtain grant incentives, and what are the grant funding limits? This session will guide you through what it takes to find and apply for the right grants that fit the scope of your project.

Topics include: 

  • Where to look for all grants and incentives that are available for infrastructure
  • How organizations should look at teaming opportunities for grants
  • Rebates vs. grants vs. credits — how to know which one is right for you
  • Shared success stories and pitfalls to avoid when applying for grants

10:35 am–11:05 am | Fri, March 22, 2024

The Case for Residential and Commercial Charging

Join us for a session with experts in the EV charging industry and property firms as we delve into the opportunities presented by leveraging EV charging infrastructure across residential and commercial properties. Discover how these initiatives can address the evolving needs of the growing EV community, property owners, commuters, tenants, and employees.

Our panelists will dive into the whys behind investing, the obstacles any investor should be aware of, and case study examples of how clients are starting to see success in the space.

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