The Future of Transportation Podcast
Episode 12 - Erik Bakke

Episode 12 - Erik Bakke

June 10, 2022

Our guest for this episode is Erik Bakke from AMPLY Power. With more than 20 years in the energy industry, Erik shares his expertise on developing EV infrastructure projects, and whether utility companies are ready for them.

Episode 11 - Impact of the IIJA

Episode 11 - Impact of the IIJA

April 26, 2022

Our latest episode takes a look at the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) with a panel of experts on state and local transportation, including:

  • Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director of the Austin (Texas) Transportation Department
  • Rob Silverberg, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for State and Local Government, Dell Technologies
  • Sajid Khan, Senior Director of Business Strategy and Marketing, Smart Cities & Transportation, Intel (Internet of Things Group)

For more IIJA-related information, check out Intel's new eBook on the subject!

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Episode 10 - Matt Teske

Episode 10 - Matt Teske

March 22, 2022

Our guest for this episode is Matt Teske, founder and CEO of Chargeway, which puts people in contact with “electric fuel that’s easy to find, easy to use and easy to fit into their lives.”

The discussion covered topics including:

  • Chargeway’s helpful and easy-to-use platform, which guides users to the charging stations that best fit their vehicle’s needs.
  • How a personal experience in 2013 made Teske realize that people didn’t understand how to use electric fuel – and still don’t.
  • Why the electric fuel conversation – and overcoming “fuel anxiety – is an important element of driving EV purchase.
  • The overstated worries about capacity of home chargers, which use about as much electricity as a lamp or a clothes dryer.

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Episode 9 - Desmond Wheatley

Episode 9 - Desmond Wheatley

February 17, 2022

Our guest for this episode is Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Beam Global, which creates renewable energized products for EV charging infrastructure.

The discussion covered topics including:

  • The EV ARC, Beam Global’s signature product, which enables solar-powered electric vehicle charging.
  • Beam’s position not as a competitor to companies in the EV charging industry, but as an enabler of them.
  • Wheatley’s contention that the transition from gas-powered to electric-powered vehicles is “one of the most significant buildouts of infrastructure … that’s ever happened.”
  • Why the transition to EVs will be a “consumer-driven revolution” in the United States.
  • The USA’s opportunity to reclaim global dominance in the automotive industry, thanks to EVs.

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Episode 8: Martin Peryea

Episode 8: Martin Peryea

November 15, 2021

Our guest for this episode is Martin Peryea, CEO of Jaunt Air Mobility, which aims to “change the way we commute.”

The discussion covers topics including:

  • What makes Jaunt’s Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) such a gamechanger
  • The multi-purpose uses planned for Jaunt’s Journey aircraft
  • Barriers to entry for air-based commuting
  • How traffic will be managed as more people use air travel for short distances

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Episode 7: Jeff Allen

Episode 7: Jeff Allen

August 31, 2021
Our guest for this episode is Jeff Allen, executive director of Forth, which aims to advance electric, smart and shared transportation.
 
The discussion covers topics including:
  • Misconceptions about the total cost of electric vehicle ownership
  • How Forth brings together companies and communities to increase EV adoption
  • The efficiency and environmental friendliness of shared mobility for cars, bikes, scooters, etc.
  • Jeff's insight on the U.S. federal infrastructure bill as a good "first step"

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Episode 6: Patrick Goddard

Episode 6: Patrick Goddard

July 18, 2021
Our guest for this episode is Patrick Goddard, president of Brightline, the first "privately owned and operated intercity passenger rail system in over 100 years." The discussion covers topics including:
  • Brightline's "Too Long to Drive, Too Short to Fly" niche
  • Their opportunity to make the government's money go further
  • Moving away from transportation as a commodity, and making it more of an experience
  • The benefits of powering trains and stations with green energy

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Episode 5: Dr. Anne Goodchild

Episode 5: Dr. Anne Goodchild

June 21, 2021
Our guest for this episode is Dr. Anne Goodchild, founding director of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center at the University of Washington. The discussion covers topics including:
 
  • The UW Urban Freight Lab's "Final 50 Feet" Research Program
  • COVID's impact on urban delivery
  • Steps that Amazon has taken to make a positive impact
  • Why reducing failed delivery rates is so important

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Episode 4: Minsoo Pak

Episode 4: Minsoo Pak

May 10, 2021

Our guest for this episode is futurist Minsoo Pak, who says his job is looking not at one conceivable future, but at multiple conceivable futures.

The discussion covers topics including:

  • What related downstream industries are affected by the widespread adoption of electric vehicles
  • How autonomous vehicles might impact workplaces and the automobile industry in general including things your vehicle can do when you’re not using it – like generating revenue
  • The roles of intelligent automation and machine learning
  • COVID’s effect on how people will move, commute and gather
  • Change in regional travel, with a possible move from air to rail transportation

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Episode3: Jacob Bolin

Episode3: Jacob Bolin

April 30, 2021

The guest for this episode is Jacob Bolinprogram manager for Plug-in NC, a North Carolina statewide program that works to increase adoption, resources and collaboration for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.

Jacob shared his thoughts on:  

  • Consumer barriers to entry in the EV space 
  • Why charging isn’t as difficult as some people think 
  • What some states are doing right – and wrong – with regard to EV adoption 
  • Interesting efforts by utility companies and municipalities
  • Why fleet cost of ownership can overcome an initially higher purchase price 

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