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Dave Goldstein

President, Emeritus
Electric Vehicle Association, Washington D.C.


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Dave Goldstein is a multi-talented electric and hybrid vehicle expert whose career began shortly before the Iranian Oil Crisis of 1979, when he initiated one of the first EV demonstration efforts in the nation for the Washington, D.C. Mayor’s Energy Office and the U.S. Department of Energy. In 1980, he co-founded the nonprofit Electric Vehicle Association of Washington, D.C. (EVA/DC) as a coalition of EV owners and enthusiasts, educators and entrepreneurs, and has served continually as President until 2011 when he was awarded President Emeritus.

In 1992, Dave co-founded the Electric Vehicle Industry Association (EVIA) on behalf of independent EV manufacturers, converters and suppliers, serving as Washington Representative. Since 1994, he has served on DOE advisory boards, working with Argonne National Laboratories on the EVTECA project to compare energy efficiencies and emissions of alternative fuel vehicles; the DOE ad hoc Advanced Battery Readiness Working Group (ABRWG) to eliminate barriers to advanced battery production, shipping, recycling and safety; and as a member of the DOE Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Stakeholders’ Advisory Group.

As both an independent business consultant and consumer representative, Dave draws upon the combined talents of a capable EV technician, fleet and facility manager, program manager, government affairs representative, radio and TV broadcaster, producer, writer, energy policy analyst and educator. He has worked with inner-city schools and universities to promote science, math and engineering through the development of solar and battery-powered racing vehicles. He has written a number of magazine articles and has been interviewed as an EV expert by major news media throughout the world, including Fox Business News, National Public Radio, NBC and the Voice of America. Dave currently moderates the EV track on OurEnergyPolicy.org and is a member of the IEEE Energy Policy Committee.

As an independent consultant, Dave has provided a range of services to electric utilities, EV manufacturers and converters, advanced battery manufacturers and end users, and has worked for Planning Research Corporation and Booz Allen & Hamilton. He is a Washington, D.C. native with a BA in Communications from the University of Maryland and postgraduate work in Computer Science and Management from UMD and USDA Graduate School. He has been married for 37 years and owns four cars, including an EV and a PHEV.

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