In late March, two rivals that have battled for market share in a competitive industry for nearly a century announced an unexpected partnership to blend their respective market strengths and gain an advantage in a landscape that is fundamentally changing. We are not talking about a telecom or…
- Mobility Transformation
Ben Holland is a Senior Associate on RMI’s Mobility team initiative in Austin, Texas, where he is working to advance urban design and land use solutions that will facilitate a global transition from personally owned vehicles to electric and autonomous mobility services. Ben works directly with RMI’s partners at the City of Austin, as well as a wide of community and industry stakeholders. He previously managed Project Get Ready, a multi-city collaborative focused on electric vehicle policy and infrastructure solutions.
Before RMI, Ben was the Director of Deployment Policy and Strategy at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), where he led efforts to advance electric vehicle adoption in the organization’s deployment communities.
M.S., Business Analytics, University of Colorado
B.A., English, James Madison University
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