BMW – EV Business & Career Network Event Slides

Huge thank you to Peter Dempster and the team at BMW‘s Technology Office in Mountain View for hosting our April 4th event.  Feedback has been fanastic and we’re looking forward to the next meetup.

BMW Presentation April 4th, 2013 - Green OnRamp

A Future Vision for Sustainable Electric Mobility – Presented by Peter Dempster – EV Business Social, Silicon Valley Edition

Attendees were treated to an excellent presentation on BMW’s EV and Sustainability programs.  As  promised, we are distributing a copy of the slides.

Be sure to join Green OnRamp’s  Electric Vehicle Business & Career Network group on LinkedIn to learn about future events.  This group is a small little project to connect Electric Vehicle Passion, Innovation and Career Opportunities.

Contact us if you would like to host an event at your office to share your work in the EV and Smart Energy market. 

Pathways To 100% Renewable Energy

Green OnRamp is pleased to support this cutting edge event bringing together energy visionaries from around the world.

April 16th, 2013 | Fort Mason Conference Center, San Francisco

100% renewable energy is rapidly becoming the new normal energy mix. Are you ready to be part of the biggest energy evolution of our time?

Come and see how international cities like San Francisco and Munich, as well as businesses and communities around the world are setting, achieving, and benefiting from 100% renewable energy targets.  Hear from top global experts about cutting edge technical, policy, and financial solutions, on the ground experiences, and the added value of transitioning to 100% renewable energy.

It is a fact that traditional fossil fuels, by definition, will run out and that they are causing multiple time-sensitive global crises. Therefore, the time is now for all of us and for our communities to understand how to technically, financially, and politically switch to renewable resources.

This is not a pipe dream. Millions of people on the local, regional, and national levels are stepping into a new 100% renewable reality. And reaping economic, environmental, and personal benefits.

Join us and know how to get it done.


Beyond Fossil Fuels – The Promise and Reality of Electric Vehicles

Acterra: Bring people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet.

Rafael Reyes, Executive Director, Bay Area Climate Collaborative will host a panel this evening of EV experts presented by Acterra. One in a series of sessions entitled “Beyond Fossil Fuels” –  ”The Promise and Reality of Electric Vehicles”.  

Paul Stith will be a panelist and will share a few of the projects he is actively working on including regulatory, national standards and legislative initiatives to insure a smooth and steady adoption of Electric Vehicles. Central to these efforts is providing consumers a clear path to obtain low cost domestic fuel that’s easily obtained, price predictable and comes from increasingly sustainable sources.

Mapping EV Growth in California

Clearly, incentives can play a major role in the early adoption phase for Electric Vehicles.  The California Center for Sustainable Energy who administers the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project recently received an additional $10.5 million.  California residents, business and government organizations can qualify to receive up to $2,500 for purchasing or leasing a plug in electric vehicle.

Just as the previously posted NREL charge station map, the number claimed EV rebates are updated regularly with details on location, type of PEV and allow you to monitor EV progress over time and geography.  Vist the reporting and project statistics center for the latest Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Stats.

As a side benefit to this very effective policy, we get to see where the rebates have been claimed throughout the state.  Take a look at the density map for California and zoom in on Silicon Valley.  You’ll understand how this is becoming the epicenter for EVs and why we can’t go anywhere without seeing dozens of EVs.

CVRP Data Map 1-23-2013




EV Business Social Meetup – April Silicon Valley

Green OnRamp to host Spring EV Business Social, Silicon Valley Edition @ BMW Technology Office during April.  This special event for EV Business & Career Network members will feature a talk by BMW Engineering.

BMW - The Ultimate Driving Machine

Presentation will feature a talk on BMW’s technology strategy for the connected electric vehicle, intelligent charging, renewable energy, battery second-life, and sustainable mobility services.  Attendees will enjoy an evening of networking and tour of the facilities.

Not located in the Bay Area?  Host your own EV Business Meetups and post them in the Electric Vehicle Business & Career Network group on LinkedIn.

Let us know if you would like to host a future EV Business Social at your location.


EVBCN: One Year and Twenty-Two Countries Later

SILICON VALLEY, CA – March 1st, 2013 – PROJECT Green OnRamp

Today PROJECT Green OnRamp is celebrating the first anniversary of our Electric Vehicle Business & Career Network (EVBCN) LinkedIn group.  Quickly approaching 400 members this group of dedicated professionals share the dream of moving the world off of oil.

Clearing showing that interest is world-wide to solve a world-wide problem, our members represent the following countries:

Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States

More EV choices on the way to California in 2013

Getting more Electric Vehicles on the road is a long process working against formidable odds.  In California we are especially thankful for strict regulations that require auto manufacturers to produce Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) (or purchase ZEV credits from other manufactures that do).

Debates over whether cars are “Compliance Cars” or not aside, we need as many “Green Pills” as we can get.

Enjoy this footage from the LA Auto Show where two more entries are revealed (Footage courtesy of Stephano @ Paris Productions):

Chrysler / Fiat 500 EV

Chevrolet Spark EV

Electric Vehicle Business & Career Network – 300 Members from A to Z

SILICON VALLEY, CA – November 21, 2012 – PROJECT Green OnRamp

Today PROJECT Green OnRamp is pleased to announce that the 300th member joined the Electric Vehicle Business & Career Network (EVBCN) LinkedIn group.  Starting as a “little” effort to connect people that are passionate about Electric Vehicles with opportunities in this growing market the group now spans the globe.

Group members are professionals working each day to make a difference at electric vehicle OEMs, charging equipment manufacturers, network service providers, utilities, startups, NGOs, universities, federal, regional & local agencies.

Just a few of the many organizations represented include:  ABB, BMW, Charged Magazine, Clipper Creek, CODA Automotive, Chrysler/Fiat, Coulomb Technologies (ChargePoint), General Electric, General Motors, ECOtality, Electric Auto Association, EnVironmental Transportation SolutionsFisker Automotive, Fuji Electric, Magna, Nissan, NRG eVgo, Pacific Gas & Electric, Plug In America, Renault, Rocky Mountain InstituteSchneider Electric, Sierra Club, Smith Electric Vehicles, Southern California Edison, SiemensSPX, Tesla Motors, VIA Motors, Volkswagon and Zero Motorcycles.

Membership is open to all contributors looking forward to a day when Electric Vehicles are the norm.  Join the conversation – Electric Vehicle Business & Career Network.  Job seekers are invited to visit the companion Electric Vehicle Job Board to view and bookmark the most recent 100 EV jobs posted.

VERGE SF 2012 – Electrifying Fleets

San Francisco, CA – What do Google, Frito Lay (Pepsico) and the County of Sonoma have in common?  They are leading the way towards a future of cleaner more cost effective fleets.

Today Paul Stith moderated a panel discussion @ VERGE SF covering many lessons learned by these pioneering organizations working to electrify their fossil fuel burning fleets.  Joining the conversation was VIA Motors, maker of VTRUX extended range trucks, SUVs and vans.

In addition to refining the financing models, fuel savings, maintenance savings and counting Green House Gas reduction wins, the conversation turned human factors and deployment strategies to educate and on-boarding staff.

Visit GreenBiz speaker’s profile. Follow the Green Biz VERGE discussion.

Contact PROJECT Green OnRamp to learn more about Electric Vehicles and your green fleet goals.