Bonnie Datta, Siemens

“It’s going to happen, It’s not so much a matter of ‘if’ it’s going to happen, but ‘when.’ But we need a strategic roadmap and a policy framework….EVs are one of the most complex systems, just because it cuts across multiple stakeholders.”

Bonnie Datta on Green Connections Radio

There is a lot of buzz about electric vehicles (EVs), but adoption is still slow. Why?

Bonnie Datta, Siemens’ Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs and Market Development for the Americas and Southeast Asia told Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson that much of the blame lies in the lap of regulators and utilities.  Listen to this fascinating interview for why and how your vote and voice matter.

You’ll  hear:

  • Why Minnesota is the model for EVs, surprisingly.
  • Why regulators are the obstacle and how they can be more innovative.
  • How automakers can transform how they market EVs.
  • How everyone in the EV ecosystem has a role to play, including us drivers.
  • And….great career tips from how she turned upheaval into success (Note: humility required.)

“There are transferable skills….Just because you have not spent 30 years in energy, does not make you less smart about it… You are learning every day, and every day you are bringing your own insights to say, ‘maybe you can do this thing slightly differently.’…Having a diversity of skills sets and ideas and creativity and experience from other areas, and passion…it makes such a difference.”

Bonnie Datta on Green Connections Radio

Read about her EV insights and career reinvention tips on Forbes too.

You’ll also want to listen to:

  • Anna Schneider, SVP of Industry and Government Affairs at Volkswagen of America.
  • Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power utility and a major innovator in the sector.
  • Kimberly McGrath, of Maxwell Technologies on innovative energy storage technologies.
  • Betsy McCorkle, of North Carolina’s Sustainable Energy Assn. on the legislative side of EVs, clean energy.
  • Lisa Laughner, CEO/Founder of Go Electric microgrids on how microgrids play a critical role daily.

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