Electric Motor Werks USA

Founded in (year): 2010
Founder: Val Miftakhov

As transportation accounts for 30% of US energy use, electrification of transport is one of the most effective ways to reduce our energy footprint. At the same time, increasing the share of renewables in our generation mix is the most sustainable way to clean up our grid. If we as a society can accelerate both, we will be well underway towards our goals. However, there are significant barriers in the way of this future today: On the transport electrification side, the lack of affordable and ubiquitous EV Charging is still one of the strongest barriers to widespread EV adoption among consumers. Since personal vehicles account for 2/3rds of all energy used in transportation, this is a very serious barrier. Furthermore, given the dominant EV charging technologies of today (not ‘advanced’ by any stretch of imagination), mass adoption of EVs can actually make the grid dirtier, at least partially negating their energy efficiency and pollution benefits. On the renewable generation side, the intrinsic volatility of renewables makes these assets hard to integrate into today’s grid. Inability of the grid to quickly react to this volatility often forces renewable generators to limit their output, which increases renewable energy costs and slows down adoption rates for alternative sources.

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Bransten Road 846
San Carlos 94070, US
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