Vishant Kothari is Manager for Electric Vehicle-Grid Integration in the Cities Program. He works to expand program visibility and impact, and influence decision makers to advance solutions for today's key environmental and urban challenges.
Prior to joining WRI, Vishant held cross-functional leadership roles in urban consulting, international development and global partnerships management. He brings a diverse set of skills through his global experiences across a youth leadership non-profit, AIESEC; a multilateral agency, Asian Development Bank; and most recently, a start-up leading stakeholder engagement for decarbonization across US cities, Advanced Energy Group.
Vishant holds a M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University in New York City and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal University, India. His work on building a case for congestion pricing in NYC appeared on GreenBiz.
Vishant lives in Washington, DC.
Advancing Equity-Centered Zero-Emission Delivery ZonesWorking with government, businesses and communities to study and implement zero-emission freight and other zones in cities.
Electric Vehicles on the Grid Simulator ToolEvaluating the EV load impacts on local grids
NDC Transport Initiative for AsiaSupporting a holistic approach to decarbonizing the transport sector in Asia
Electric School Bus InitiativeCleaner air for healthier communities and normalizing electric mobility for an entire generation