Brett Williams

AREAS OF INTEREST

Battery secondary use / second life
Climate Change
Electric Vehicles: hybrid, plug-in-hybrid, all-battery, fuel-cell
EV sales
Regulatory Policy
Transportation and the Environment
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and battery-to-grid (B2G) power
Workplace Charging

RECENT BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

Early Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales: Trends, Forecasts, and Determinants
Plug-In-Vehicle Battery Secondary Use: Integrating Grid Energy-Storage Value
A techno-economic analysis of PEV battery second use: repurposed-battery selling price and commercial and industrial end-user value
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Program Director, Electric Vehicles & Alternative Fuels; Assistant Adjunct Professor of Public Policy
Public Policy, Electric Vehicles and Alternative Fuels, Luskin Center
B.A., Physics / Public Policy Analysis, Pomona College (Claremont CA), thesis with distinction. M.Phil., Environment & Development, Cambridge University (UK), first-equivalent thesis. Business Development Certificate, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis. Ph.D., Transportation Technology & Policy, UC Davis.
310-267-5435

His blog can be viewed here.

Dr. Williams is the EV & Alt. Fuel Program Director at the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Public Policy. At UCLA Luskin he is engaged in regional plug-in-electric-vehicle (PEV) readiness planning, assessing the challenges of charging at workplaces and in multi-unit dwellings, tracking PEV sales and expected supply, and comparing vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and repurposed PEV battery-to-grid (B2G) approaches to providing grid-support, energy-storage services.

Most recently a senior EV and energy researcher at UC Berkeley, he 1) explored electric­-fuel implementation with the California Energy Commission, 2) analyzed the energy and GHG impacts of real-world, household use of plug-in and fuel-cell vehicles with Toyota, and 3) investigated PEV battery secondary use.

He received a Ph.D. in Transportation Technology & Policy from UC Davis exploring early market development for plug-­in/plug-­out hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles and vehicle-to-­grid power. While at UC Davis, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses, earned a business-development certificate from the Graduate School of Management, worked for Ford, and received NSF IGERT, DOE GATE, UC Transportation Center, and Eno Foundation fellowships.

Previously, he was a senior analyst for Amory Lovins at the Rocky Mountain Institute, a nonprofit think-tank. There he helped spin off Hypercar, Inc. (now Fiberforge), consulted for automotive and energy firms, and joined the delegation to the 1999 G8 Environmental Futures Summit.

Brett Williams

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Brett
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Williams
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Program Director, Electric Vehicles & Alternative Fuels; Assistant Adjunct Professor of Public Policy
Degrees: 
B.A., Physics / Public Policy Analysis, Pomona College (Claremont CA), thesis with distinction. M.Phil., Environment & Development, Cambridge University (UK), first-equivalent thesis. Business Development Certificate, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis. Ph.D., Transportation Technology & Policy, UC Davis.
Bio: 

His blog can be viewed here.

Dr. Williams is the EV & Alt. Fuel Program Director at the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Public Policy. At UCLA Luskin he is engaged in regional plug-in-electric-vehicle (PEV) readiness planning, assessing the challenges of charging at workplaces and in multi-unit dwellings, tracking PEV sales and expected supply, and comparing vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and repurposed PEV battery-to-grid (B2G) approaches to providing grid-support, energy-storage services.

Most recently a senior EV and energy researcher at UC Berkeley, he 1) explored electric­-fuel implementation with the California Energy Commission, 2) analyzed the energy and GHG impacts of real-world, household use of plug-in and fuel-cell vehicles with Toyota, and 3) investigated PEV battery secondary use.

He received a Ph.D. in Transportation Technology & Policy from UC Davis exploring early market development for plug-­in/plug-­out hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles and vehicle-to-­grid power. While at UC Davis, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses, earned a business-development certificate from the Graduate School of Management, worked for Ford, and received NSF IGERT, DOE GATE, UC Transportation Center, and Eno Foundation fellowships.

Previously, he was a senior analyst for Amory Lovins at the Rocky Mountain Institute, a nonprofit think-tank. There he helped spin off Hypercar, Inc. (now Fiberforge), consulted for automotive and energy firms, and joined the delegation to the 1999 G8 Environmental Futures Summit.

Phone Number: 
310-267-5435
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