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Dave Mullaney

  • Carbon-Free Mobility

Dave Mullaney is a principal on RMI’s Carbon-Free Mobility team, where he focuses on fleet electrification, particularly for trucks, and logistics decarbonization. Dave leads RMI’s trucking electrification work in the United States, India, and China. Dave is also building up RMI’s capabilities in data science to drive vehicle electrification and transportation decarbonization.


Dave has worked globally with policymakers at every level of government to craft and implement freight decarbonization policies. Past government partners include China’s National Development and Reform Commission and India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and NITI Aayog. At the local level, Dave has worked with policymakers from Beijing, Shenzhen, Delhi, and other cities to design and implement urban logistics and trucking electrification policies.

Prior to joining RMI, Dave worked at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong and UBS in Stamford, Connecticut. At Deutsche Bank, he was a member of the Autobahn Equity trading team, and at UBS he worked in the exotic structured derivatives group.


BA, Economics & International Relations, UNC-Chapel Hill

Master of International Affairs, Energy Management and Policy, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)


Basalt, CO

Authored Works

Fully Electrifying Delivery Vehicles: Insights from Shenzhen

The topic of urban freight is more important today than ever before. We have seen and experienced firsthand the role of urban delivery vehicles throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as people have relied more heavily on door-to-door delivery services for food, home, and business goods, often through online shopping. However, these…


Shenzhen: A City Miles Ahead

Two weeks ago, The Washington Post called Shenzhen, the tech hub in Southern China, a “pacesetter,” when reporting on how it became the first city in the world to turn nearly all of its buses and taxis electric. But it is not just public and for-hire fleets electrifying in…