With the objective of enabling Colorado Electric Vehicle (EV) research and policy, the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory and Colorado State University have been tasked by Colorado Energy Office and the 2020 EV plan to build networks and collaboration potential among the Universities, Labs, industry, NGOs, policy makers, and state government.  

Goals of hosting a 3-part discussion series:

  1. Connect and foster information exchange between researchers, industry, government and those working on EV topics
  2. Enable rapid collaboration between interested experts to work on EV-related proposals

All three discussions listed below were recorded and available for viewing free of charge.  Click this link to read key takeaways from discussions Key take-aways_Collaboratory-CSUSystems

Moderators: Dr. Tom Bradley, Department Head of Systems Engineering, Colorado State University and Maria Eisemann, Senior Transportation Policy Analyst, Colorado Energy Office
Meeting 1 of 3: Batteries (Original discussion held on May 7, 2021)  Collaboratory Battery Meeting Agenda_5.7.21
Speaker:  Dr. Amy Prieto, Founder and CTO, Prieto Battery  Amy Prieto PPT slide deck shared 5-7-21
Reference:  https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb21-260 bill introduced into Colorado state legislature May 5, 2021
       Click here to watch recorded discussion
Meeting 2 of 3: Components (Original discussion held on Friday May 21, 2021)  Collaboratory Components Meeting on May 21, 2021
Speaker:  Dr. Tom Bradley, Department Head of Systems Engineering, Colorado State University
Meeting 3 of 3: System Integration and Policy (Original discussion held Friday June 11, 2021)
Speaker:  Dr. David Gao, Prof, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Denver

Goals of this Collaborative Electric Vehicle Research Resources directory:

  1. Foster information exchange, collaboration and partnering:  Create a way for the academia and research community to connect with the state of Colorado, industry, NGOs, organizations and other stakeholder groups by producing an inventory of experts in the electric vehicle space
  2. Federal government:  Interfacing with U.S. Department of Energy for upcoming FOAs and studies
  3. Policy:  Allow policy experts to exchange ideas with the research and scientific community along with the Colorado-based stakeholder groups in the electric vehicle space

Collaborative Research Resources

  1. See specific links and resources below
  2. List of specific academic and research organizations including the four Collaboratory entities consisting of Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University and National Renewable Energy Lab — Click Collaborative Research Resources

Click here if you want to add your name and organization free of charge to the Colorado Electric Vehicle Stakeholder Directory.


“Perspectives on Expanding EV Charging Infrastructure in the United States” — article appears in the 1st Quarter issues of the Energy Forum, which is a publication of the International Association for Energy Economics.  This article was written in partnership between Colorado State University and University of Colorado Boulder’s RASEI.  Click Perspectives on expanding EV charging infrastructure in the US

Researchers at University of Colorado – Boulder’s Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) report outlining key steps the U.S. can take to drive carbon dioxide emissions to zero.  The report includes transportation (pages 60-78).   Click here


The editorial team from MoneyGeek published a couple electric vehicle resources you may find interesting. ​The Collaboratory does not endorse outside documents but rather wanted to make these available. The first resource discusses the benefits electric vehicles can have on our environment and offers reasons why they can also be more affordable than traditional gas powered vehicles. The second is an auto insurance review guide for electric and hybrid vehicles.  You can check them out below:

Do Electric Vehicles Save Money and Help the Environment – https://www.moneygeek.com/insurance/auto/resources/electric-vehicle-on-a-budget/

How Much More Do Electric Vehicle Owners Pay on Insurancehttps://www.moneygeek.com/insurance/auto/electric-vehicle-insurance-costs/


Policy Brief shaping G20 Summit — Managing Global Transport Energy Use & Emissions Through Technology, Policy, & Collaborative Initiatives written by Thomas Bradley and Timothy Coburn from Colorado State University and Baha Al-Alawi from CALSTART.  Click here


Colorado Energy Office — Alternative Fuel Transportation Reports

Collaborative Research Resources


University of Denver


=pubdate    Wenzhong Gao: Power electronics, electric grid, electric vehicles

University of Colorado – Denver


=pubdate    Satadru Dey: Energy systems, transportation, batteries

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=ZosFiLYAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby= pubdate   Greg Plett: Batteries



=pubdate   Scott Trimboli: Batteries


University of Colorado – Boulder


=pubdate   Chunmei BAN: Electrochemistry, batteries


https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=b1jfVpcAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby= pubdate

Michael P. Marshak: Electrochemistry, batteries, flow batteries



=pubdate   Conrad R. Stoldt: Electrochemistry, batteries


https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=- 7V5t44AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate Se-Hee Lee: Electrochemistry, batteries


https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=z- 0g_B4AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate Daniela Molina Piper: Electrochemistry, Batteries



=pubdate   Dragan Maksimovic: Power electronics, electric grid



=pubdate   Robert Erickson: Power electronics, electric grid



=pubdate   Bri-Mathias Hodge: Energy systems, electric grid


Colorado State University


=pubdate    Tom Bradley: Electric vehicles, transportation, fuel cells



=pubdate   Jason Quinn: Electric vehicles, energy systems, charging



=pubdate   Amy Prieto: Electrochemistry, batteries


Colorado School of Mines

https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=nT- hafwAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate Tyrone Vincent: Energy systems, batteries



=pubdate   Neal Sullivan: Fuel cells



=pubdate   Robert Braun: Energy systems, batteries, fuel cells


https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=VZ36R- AAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate   Geoff Brennecka: Fuel cells, electrochemistry


https://econbus.mines.edu/project/bazilian-morgan/   Morgan Bazilian: public policy, energy systems and markets



=pubdate   Steven DeCaluwe: Electrochemistry, batteries


https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=AcX_25MAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortb y=pubdate   Robert Kee: Electrochemistry, batteries



=pubdate   Ryan O’Hayre: Electrochemistry, batteries


https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=TlL50SgAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby= pubdate   Jason Porter: Electrochemistry, batteries


https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Yq490MAAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortb y=pubdate   Marcelo Godoy Simoes: Power electronics, electric grid


https://www.cs.colorado.edu/~lv/    Qin Lv: mobile air quality sensing, PHEV driving behavior analysis


National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NREL (all expertise present)

https://www.nrel.gov/transportation/energy-storage-publications.html NREL expertise and transportation energy storage publications

https://www.nrel.gov/transportation/commercial-vehicle-technologies.html NREL Commercial Vehicle Technologies

https://www.nrel.gov/transportation/medium-heavy-duty-vehicle-charging.html NREL Medium-and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Charging

https://www.nrel.gov/transportation/project-ev-grid-integration.html NREL Electric Vehicle Grid Integration

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C6&q=John+Farrell+nrel&btnG= John Farrell: Fuel and engine, light-duty, heavy-duty vehicles

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=vpMZ2gUAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao Eric Wood: Batteries

https://www.nrel.gov/research/staff/jennifer-kurtz.html Jennifer Kurtz: Hydrogen and fuel cell, grid integration

https://search4.nrel.gov/texis/search/?pr=metanrel&query=tony+markel Tony Markel: Cybersecurity, EV grid integration

https://www.nrel.gov/research/staff/andrew-meintz.html  Andrew Meintz: EV grid integration, EV charging, fast charging, wireless charging

https://www.nrel.gov/grid/assets/pdfs/aes-moniot.pdf  Matt Moniot: Autonomous energy systems, electric vehicle loads

https://www.nrel.gov/research/staff/matteo-muratori.html  Mateo Muratori: Integrated transportation and energy systems analysis

https://www.nrel.gov/research/staff/kandler-smith.html Kandler Smith: Batteries

https://www.nrel.gov/news/program/2018/transportation-research-fueled-by-academia.html   Andy Duvall:  Leads the rural mobility and electrification, micromobility, micro-freight, smart mobility, and EV adoption  andrew.duvall@nrel.gov


Think-tanks and Other Organizations

U.S. Department of Energy – Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition

Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition   Works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, & other stakeholders to save energy & promote the use of domestic fuels & advanced vehicle technologies in transportation

Rocky Mountain Institute

https://rmi.org/insights?fwp_categories=transportation&fwp_search_rmi=electric%20vehicles Multiple sources library: energy systems, transportation, charging


https://www.swenergy.org/transportation/electric-vehicles  Energy systems, transportation


https://calstart.org/resources/  Electric vehicles, transportation

Colorado Smart Cities Alliance (CSCA)

Colorado Smart Cities Alliance (CSCA   Network of public, private, and academic leaders driving smart cities’ progress

Clean Energy Economy (CLEER)

https://cleanenergyeconomy.net/   Works to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy, increase energy independence and reduce our contribution to climate change

Electrification Coalition

https://www.electrificationcoalition.org/   Accelerator of communities, direct fleet electrification programs, EV rental car programs, and Smart Cities implementation, the EC is working to create new innovations in consumer EV experiences

Western Resource Advocates

https://westernresourceadvocates.org/   Protects the West’s land, air and water to ensure that vibrant communities exist in balance with nature.

Colorado Cleantech Industries Association

https://www.coloradocleantech.com/ Founded in 2008, CCIA impacts Colorado’s policies, people, products, and programs that drive expansion of a cleaner, cheaper, more efficient, and secure energy economy. Through advocacy, public policy leadership, development, and education, CCIA works to ensure that Colorado is a global cleantech leader.




www.transfinder.com/resources/the-case-for-electric-school-buses  As a leader in the industry for more than 29 years, Transfinder has worked and continues to work in tandem with school districts across the country to continually develop and upgrade our software products and services. Our goal: to help our customers meet new demands on their districts today and for the future.



Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

Colorado Department of Transportation – electric vehicles   Provide multi-modal transportation system for Colorado that most effectively and safely moves people, goods, and information

Colorado Energy Office (CEO)

Colorado Energy Office – electric vehicles   Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and consumer energy costs by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles to benefit all Coloradans

Regional Transportation (RTD)

RTD-Denver   Provides convenient bus and rail service to Denver Metro area

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

CDPHE   Providing public health and environmental protection services that promote healthy people in healthy places

Colorado Public Utilities Commission

PUC   Transportation, utilities

Regional Air Quality Council

RAQC   Serves as the lead air quality planning agency for the Denver metropolitan area