Finance as a Barrier to EV Adoption If you are looking to buy an electric vehicle (EV) for your business or personal use, you may be surprised to find that the interest rate on the loan for the EV will likely be higher than a comparable diesel- or petrol-powered vehicle.
Ryan is a principal with RMI’s India program, where he supports India’s transition to clean mobility. He leads research, project, and convening work on electric vehicles and urban mobility. His research focuses on addressing barriers to electric vehicle adoption and advising government agencies on incorporating international best practices into national and state policy and incentive programs. Ryan established and helps run RMI’s Urban Mobility Lab initiative, which works with Indian states and cities on the design and implementation of clean mobility solutions. The work has resulted in the design of some of the most effective state EV policies and the largest electric bus procurements in the country.
Before focusing on India, Ryan worked directly with RMI’s founder, Amory Lovins, supporting his research and engagements in nearly 10 countries.
Prior to joining RMI, Ryan worked at Yale University, where he led the design, implementation, and scaling of an internal carbon pricing program for campus buildings.
B.Sc., Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
Gerald R. Ford Scholar
Why I Love Working At RMI
“I’m inspired by our people, from our staff to our clients, and how our collaborative approach leverages the power of many to turn aspirational into achievable.”