John Gartner is a director in the Energy practice's market intelligence group, leading Navigant Research’s transportation efficiencies and building efficiencies research. His key areas of expertise include electric vehicles (EVs), EV charging infrastructure and integration into the grid, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, advanced batteries, ultracapacitors, and stop-start vehicle technology.
John has overseen more than a dozen projects focused on the local and national impact of electric vehicles on utilities, business models for EV charging services, and the expected utilization of EV charging equipment for both U.S. and international clients. He speaks frequently about electric vehicles and charging infrastructure at industry conferences around the world, and he is often quoted in major media outlets including The New York Times, the Washington Post, Forbes magazine, and other publications.
John has more than 26 years of experience in evaluating technology, market research, and consulting. He began testing computer hardware and software products at the National Software Testing Laboratory in 1988. Between 1993 and 2002, he contributed to and edited many of the leading IT and business publications including Wired, Windows Magazine, Technology Review, TechWeb, and McKinsey Quarterly. John has been involved in assessing alternative drive transportation for more than a decade, also founded and edited Wired’s Autopia automotive website and was the first to report on the overestimation of the fuel economy of hybrid vehicles.