Speaker Bio

Ari Kahn

Ari Kahn’s role with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is Manager, Carbon Free Transportation, focusing on increasing medium and heavy-duty truck electrification. He has spent twelve years working to increase electric vehicles (EV) adoption. His career includes roles in government, a distribution utility, the private sector, and non-profits.

As the Mayor of New York’s Electric Vehicle Policy Advisor, Ari tackled early EV market barriers through public awareness campaigns, installing hundreds of publicly accessible chargers, and changing building codes to enable future infrastructure. At Con Edison, New York City’s distribution utility, Ari created new business partnerships and the City’s first curbside charging program, fast charging incentives, and the nation’s first vehicle to grid deployment using new school buses.

Ari holds a BA from Amherst and received his Masters of Business Administration, Energy and Environment from Yale School of Business