PlugShare Guide: EV Veteran Ashley Horvat Signs On to Head Our New Consulting Division

Fresh from her role in the Oregon State government as the nation’s first-ever public-sector Chief Electric Vehicle Officer, we just hired Ashley Horvat as PlugShare’s first Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. She’s always been one of the category’s most visible, creative, and passionate proponents, and now, we’ve lured her over to the private sector to build a brand new strategic consulting practice we call PlugShare Guide.

PlugShare Guide’s mission is to develop strategies, policies, and plans for assessing, promoting, installing, and managing EV infrastructure using PlugShare’s rich market intelligence, proprietary research, and analytical tools. First up: a project with Pacific Gas & Electric to assess and plan the layout of fast charging infrastructure across the utility’s service area, in partnership with Energy + Environmental Economics (E3) and U.C. Davis.

PlugShare Guide and E3 are also partnering with Seattle City Light (SCL) to evaluate the distribution grid impacts of PEV charging and develop actionable recommendations based on an analysis of existing infrastructure in SCL territory and other utility EV programs and activities.

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