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10 EV Thought Leaders You Should Follow

The global electric vehicle (EV) market is exploding, with more and more companies investing heavily in development. From startups to established automakers, some of the industry’s most innovative and inspiring people are leading these companies. This list includes 10 EV thought leaders who have significantly impacted the industry through their work and vision for sustainable transportation.

These individuals are not only pushing boundaries but inspiring others to do so. Whether it’s developing groundbreaking technology or pioneering new business models, these EV experts have shaped the landscape of modern electric vehicles.

1. Seth Leitman, The Green Living Guy

Seth Leitman is a passionate advocate for the green living movement, working tirelessly to provide sustainable transportation solutions. He has worked with major automakers and startups to develop impactful electric vehicle technologies. He’s an author of multiple books on the topic and a sought-after speaker at conferences worldwide. He’s also the owner of an EV consulting firm that helps businesses and individuals go green.

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2. Jennifer Hiller, Reporter at Wall Street Journal 

Hiller is a highly respected reporter and expert in the EV industry, with a deep understanding of the sector’s global implications and opportunities. She works to bridge the gap between public perception and technology innovation through her reporting. Hiller’s extensive research analyzes the trends, regulations, developments, and successes that define the EV industry. She has written extensively on the development of electric vehicles, including their economic impact and societal implications. Her work has been featured in publications like The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg.

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3. Kjell Walöen, Co-Founder and Chief Manufacturing Officer of Volta Trucks

Walöen is the co-founder and CMO of Volta Trucks, an electric truck company based in Sweden. With more than two decades of experience in the automotive field, Walöen has led development projects for various automotive brands, including Ford and Volvo. Walöen’s work has helped to promote EV adoption and inspire other entrepreneurs in the space. 

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4. Gina Coplon-Newfield, Chief of Staff, Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy

After more than 25 years as a leading voice in the movement towards cleaner energy solutions, Coplon-Newfield has reached the pinnacle of her field as a political appointee in the Biden administration. Previously, Coplon-Newfield worked as the Director of the Electric Vehicle Initiative at Sierra Club, one of the world’s largest environmental organizations. A staunch advocate for electric vehicles, she has focused on driving policy changes to incentivize their adoption. Coplon-Newfield has also worked with numerous automakers and startups to develop sustainable transportation solutions.

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5. Chelsea Sexton, Senior Consultant and Department of Energy

Sexton is an electric vehicle advocate and consultant with extensive industry experience. She began her career in the late 1990s as a salesperson for General Motors’ EV1 program, the first modern mass-produced electric car. During her time with the program, she advocated for the technology and its potential to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and combat climate change. After GE discontinued the program, she supported electric vehicles, working as a consultant and leading various initiatives to promote the technology. She’s also a founding member of Plug In America, a non-profit organization that advocates for the acceleration of plug-in vehicles in the United States. 

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6. Henrik Fisker, Founder and CEO of Fisker Inc.

Fisker is the founder and CEO of Fisker Inc., a leading electric vehicle manufacturer. His passion for sustainable transportation helped propel the company’s success, with their vehicles winning multiple awards and gaining worldwide recognition. He has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and other major publications.  Fisker’s commitment to creating a “green revolution” has made him one of the most recognizable faces in the EV industry.

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7. Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive journalist and EV enthusiast

Neil is a Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive journalist and Tesla advocate. He has written extensively about electric vehicles, pushing for policies that will help accelerate their adoption and advocating for advancements in battery technology.  Neil is a key voice in the EV industry, providing valuable insight into emerging trends and developments.

Read his latest articles on WSJ here.

8. Nathaniel Bullard, Senior Contributor at Bloomberg NEF 

Bullard is the editor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (NEF), a leading research firm focusing on sustainable energy solutions.  His expertise has been invaluable in developing reports and insights on EVs and other sustainability topics. He is also an advocate for sustainable transportation, speaking at conferences and universities worldwide, where he presents on topics ranging from electric vehicle policy to green finance at conferences. Bullard also advocates for open-source energy solutions, contributing to efforts like the Open Power System Data project.

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9. Julian Weber, Future Mobility and Digitalization at BMW Group

With 25 years of experience at BMW Group, Weber has established himself as a leading expert in electric vehicles and future mobility. Weber also serves as an adjunct professor at Clemson University.  He has written extensively about EVs and participates in major industry events to promote the electric vehicle revolution. His expertise includes electric vehicles, digitalization, green finance, and open-source energy solutions.

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10. Joe White, Global Automotive Correspondent at Thomson Reuters 

White is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter in the automotive space. He has been a key figure driving policy conversations on EVs and other sustainability initiatives, and he has also worked with automakers and startups to promote green transportation solutions.  As a reporter, White has produced important stories about electric vehicles and the future of mobility.

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