The rapid growth of transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Lyft, Uber, and Ride Austin creates a unique opportunity for vehicle electrification, with benefits to cities, drivers, and riders. In New York and San Francisco, TNC and cab rides account for 19 percent of all local vehicle miles…
Dr. Fitzgerald is a Manager in the Mobility Transformation program. His work is primarily focused on Fleet Electrification and Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure for shared, electric, and eventually autonomous mobility. Prior to his work in the Mobility practice he spent 4 years working in RMIs Electricity practice collaborating with industry partners to evaluate and improve the value proposition of distributed energy resources.
Garrett studied Mechanical engineering at Santa Clara University with a focus on sustainable energy engineering where he participated in the 2007 and 2009 DOE sponsored solar decathlon, designing and building a stand alone solar powered home. Garrett completed a M.S. in Earth Resource Engineering at Columbia University in the department of Earth and Environmental Engineering. Immediately following he began his doctoral work in the same department studying a novel method of producing natural gas while sequestering carbon dioxide in the arctic permafrost regions. During his doctoral work he collaborated with a fellow PhD student to develop Solar Journey USA, an education and outreach project focused on demonstrating the potential of PV and EV integration into the new energy infrastructure.
Ph.D, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York
M.Sc., Earth Resource Engineering, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University, California