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Edward J. Klock-McCook

  • Carbon-Free Mobility

E.J. joined RMI in 2014 and is part of the Carbon-Free Mobility team. He leads several initiatives including the Mobility Innovation Lab—designed to unlock innovative solutions through multi-stakeholder convening—and passenger mobility focused on bus and TNC electrification. He also has expertise related to the intersection of electric utilities, regulation, rate design and vehicle electrification. Current projects include strategic support for the complete electrification of Bermuda’s public bus fleet, and data-driven charging infrastructure optimization for TNC electrification. Previously, EJ was the program manager for the 2019 MIL Project Accelerator, which brought together 70 participants, faculty, and facilitators for a 4-day intensive work session designed to accelerate 6 transportation electrification projects from around the country.


Prior to joining RMI, E.J. worked in aerospace for Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Materials Research & Design.


M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University


Boulder, CO

Why I Love Working At RMI

“Fundamentally, Rocky Mountain Institute is the promise of a clean and prosperous future. From this I derive abundant hope and energy.”

Authored Works

Test-driving Mobility’s Future in Boulder, Colorado

With car ownership expected to peak as soon as 2020, it is clear that our mobility future is rapidly shifting, changing how we get from point A to point B. It is a critical time for cities to research and pilot new business models and methods to help people move…


Electric Vehicles – Bulk Discounts Boom Sales

Right now, residents of Fort Collins, Colorado and the entire state of Minnesota are eligible for a major discount on a Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV) through the end of March. These programs are constructed as a bulk-buy and—thanks to the hard work of the nonprofits Drive Electric Northern…


What Electric Vehicles Can Learn From the Solar Market

Across the country and the world, unsubsidized solar energy is reaching cost parity with fossil fuels. The same cannot (yet) be said for electric vehicles (EV) compared to gasoline-burning ones. While unsubsidized EVs have not reached cost parity with gasoline vehicles for the average driver, EV sales are surging in…