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…
Richard is an Associate on the Mobility team. In this role, he has been targeting high-mileage vehicles in Austin for electrification, with an emphasis on creating earning opportunities for TNC drivers in low-income communities. He has created models to calculate total cost of car ownership as a function of mileage, to convey the favorable economics of high-utilization EVs.
Prior to joining RMI, Richard worked at an agricultural imaging startup in San Francisco. He used remote sensing data to identify water stress patterns in almond orchards, to advise farmers on better water management. In a previous life, Richard worked in the medical field where he conducted research on the RNA interference pathway and drug-resistant melanomas.
EDUCATION & AWARDS
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Stanford