Sourcing more renewable power generation may not be the silver bullet to meet rising demand. A combination of infrastructure developments, innovations from auto manufacturers and political will are required to ensure the viability of EV-grids moving forward.
In episode 56 of The Flip Side, Ryan Preclaw, Global Head of Investment Sciences and Will Thompson, Sustainable & Thematic Investing Analyst explore the implications for drivers, manufacturers and policymakers.
Authorised clients can access our latest research on the topic by using the hashtags #energyrevolution and #ESGTransition on Barclays Live.
Our Investment Sciences team has used the premise of a 100% electric vehicle (‘EV’) California to model three possible scenarios for integrating EVs into energy grids.
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About the experts
Head of Investment Sciences
Ryan Preclaw is the head of Investment Sciences, a group that creates investment insights by combining alternative data, data science, and traditional research. Previously, he was a Director in Credit Strategy, where he focused on special situations, event-driven strategies, and industries facing fundamental transitions. Ryan has also worked as a coverage banker in Barclays' Communications and Media group. Prior to joining Barclays, Ryan worked as an economist at NERA Economic Consulting and London Economics International. Ryan received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2008, his M.A. from Western University in 2001, and his B.A. from the University of Alberta in 2000.
Sustainable & Thematic Investing
Will Thompson is a member of the Sustainable & Thematic Investing team and focuses on the energy and industrial sectors. Will joined Barclays Equity Research in 2014 and was most recently a senior analyst covering Small and Medium Cap Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (E&P) companies. Prior to that, he was part of the Oilfield Services & Equipment research team, where he ranked as an Institutional Investor Rising Star in 2017. Will previously worked in equity research in various other investment banks, covering Oilfield Services & Equipment and Airfreight, Surface, and Marine Transportation. He also spent time as a Senior Research Associate at an investment firm, where he was responsible for vetting and monitoring private equity managers focused on hard assets.
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